On Thursday, glowing red hot lava continued to flow from a volcanic eruption on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, about 30 kilometres south-west of the capital Reykjavik.
According to the dpa news agency, live images broadcast on Icelandic television showed molten lava flowing from a fissure hundreds of metres long in the rugged landscape.
The molten rock emitted a steady stream of white smoke.
According to preliminary measurements, the eruption was much more powerful in the early hours than a similar one in 2021.
A series of earthquakes that preceded the eruption continued as well.
According to the Icelandic Meteorological Authority, a 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck the peninsula on Thursday morning.
According to the authority, the number of tremors has decreased noticeably since the eruption.
On Wednesday afternoon, the eruption began near the mountain Fagradalsfjall. Scientists predicted one because of earthquakes and underground magma movements.
According to preliminary findings, there is no significant danger to people or the surrounding area.
It is unknown how long the eruption will last.
Last year’s eruption on the same peninsula resulted in lava fountains shooting upwards for months. Numerous volcanologists, hikers, and tourists were drawn to the natural wonder.
This time, curious onlookers have flocked to the eruption site.
The area is sparsely populated, but it is home to the country’s busiest airport, which handles nearly all air traffic to and from the island.
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