Miðvikudagur 10. ágúst, 2022
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Reykjavik

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland – Lava flows in the Reykjanes peninsula

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Volcanic eruption started in the Reykjanes-peninsula, about an hour ago.

Around 13:25 today, a volcanic eruptions started in the Reykjanes peninsula approximately 50 kilometers from Reykjavík. Lava flows into Merardalir Valley, but almost a year has passed since the eruption around Fagradalsfjall mountain, which is closed to Merardalir, stopped.

There has been a lot of seismic activity in the area in recent days, the strongest was 5,5 in magnitude.

The eruption just started, a representative of the Grindavík police said when Mannlíf contacted. According to the policeman, no roads have been closed as of yet. „We haven´t started anything like that, yet.“

A representative from the Keflavík International Airport, which is on the Reykjanes peninsula, said that the volcano hasn´t had any affect on flights as of yet.

 

Athugasemdir

Athugasemdir eru á ábyrgð þeirra sem þær skrá. Mannlíf áskilur sér þó rétt til að eyða ummælum sem metin verða sem ærumeiðandi eða ósæmileg. Smelltu hér til að tilkynna óviðeigandi athugasemdir.
 

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