On Friday, March 19, the Icelandic Meteorological Agency reported that a volcano had erupted 40 kilometers from the Icelandic capital, Reykjavk. The red cloud burned the sky and a no-fly zone.
A volcanic eruption began at Fagradalsjാളl. Aerial overflow is in red, but seismographs show very little turbulence. ”, Wrote the agency Twitter. Chrysostom volcanic system is located in Mount Fagradelsfjal, south of the Reykjavk subcontinent in southwestern Iceland.
The area is uninhabited
The first notice was received by the Meteorological Agency at 21:40 GMT [22 h 40 à Paris]. Webcams and satellite imagery confirmed the explosion, The agency said on its website. According to preliminary information, the rift is 200 meters long. “
The first picture of the explosion. Taken from a Coast Guard helicopter. South end of lava flow… https://t.co/mRFqFeelwt
The Icelandic Keflavik International Airport and the small fishing port of Grindavik are a few kilometers away, but the eruption is not expected as the area is uninhabited.