A long lethargic fountain of liquid magma on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland erupted to life Friday night, spilling magma down different sides here’s the first volcanic ejection in almost 800 years.
The introductory airborne film, posted on the Facebook page of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, showed a moderately little emission up until this point, with two floods of magma running in inverse ways. The gleam from the magma could be seen from the edges of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, which is around 32 kilometers (20 miles) away.
The Department of Emergency Management said it was not expecting clearings in light of the fact that the well of lava is in a distant valley, about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the closest street.
The Fagradals Mountain well of lava had been lethargic for a very long time, and the Reykjanes Peninsula hadn’t seen an emission of any fountain of liquid magma in 781 years.
There had been indications of a potential ejection as of late, with seismic tremors happening every day for as long as three weeks. However, volcanologists were as yet overwhelmed in light of the fact that the seismic movement had quieted down before the emission.