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After a sequence of earthquakes in Iceland, the long-dormant volcano Fagradalsfjall erupted Friday night time. The volcano is positioned practically 40 miles outdoors of Reykjavík, the closest metropolis and the nation’s capital, and did not threaten any lives or harm infrastructure.

“At present, gasoline air pollution just isn’t anticipated to trigger a lot discomfort for individuals besides shut as much as the supply of the eruption,” tweeted the Icelandic Meteorological Workplace this morning. “The gasoline emissions shall be monitored intently.”

🌋 Fagradalsfjall volcano, which has simply began to erupt, is on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland. The eruption was preceded by a swarm of earthquakes, as we famous a number of days in the past.
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Pictures of the eruption instantly flooded social media as Iceland residents noticed lava and ash from the volcano gentle up the sky.


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The nation’s minister of justice, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, took a visit to the volcano because the eruption started to watch the state of affairs. Sigurbjörnsdóttir posted pictures and a live video from the helicopter displaying lava oozing down from the eruption.

Picture I took tonight over the volcanic eruption at Reykjanes Iceland. We’re monitoring the state of affairs intently and as of now it’s not thought of a risk to surrounding cities. 🌋🇮🇸 #Iceland


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Native information outlet Ruv additionally has a live feed of the volcano.

Reykjavík residents posted surreal pictures of a crimson glow within the sky displaying Fagradalsfjall erupting.

The eruption additionally brought on a rush of tourists attempting to witness the occasion.

Amongst them was Icelandic singer Björk, who mentioned on Instagram that the volcano, the place she as soon as filmed a music video, was half-hour away from her home.

“YESSS !! , eruption !! we in iceland are sooo excited !!! we nonetheless bought it !!! sense of aid when nature expresses herself !!!” she posted.

The Icelandic Coast Guard has additionally been maintaining an in depth eye on the state of affairs, posting pictures, movies, and updates from the scene.

On Saturday morning, one worker met a canine that joined in on the sightseeing.

Native photographers additionally rushed to the scene, sharing incredible photos.

One particular person posted a video taken throughout what she mentioned was the primary industrial flight to the location of the eruption. “That is essentially the most magical factor I’ve ever skilled in my life. I actually cried!!” she mentioned on Instagram.

Flights to Fagradalsfjall gave the impression to be busy, with individuals taking within the volcano in all its glory as quickly because the solar got here up.

One particular person posted a photograph of fantastically lit sky, saying, “What you see right here just isn’t a sundown however a volcanic eruption at Fagradalsfjall.”

In response to the Meteorological Office, “The eruption is small and the volcanic exercise has considerably decreased since yesterday night.”

“Lava fountains are small and lava flows are at the moment a really native hazard,” officers tweeted.


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