Eruption in a volcanic fissure near Reykjavik

Eruption in a volcanic fissure near Reykjavik

There is currently no disruption to air traffic.

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A volcanic eruption originating from a fissure began near Reykjavík on Wednesday, August 3, it was announced. Iceland Meteorological Institute. The fissure, from which you can see lava pouring out Local media imagesIt is located about 40 kilometers from the Icelandic capital, near the mountain Fagrdalsfjal, where the volcano erupted in 2021.

The blast started in the valley, the institute said “Meradalir, about 1.5 km or Nord de Stora Hrut“. Although there is no gray cloud, the institute indicated that “There is a possibility of detection of pollution due to gas emissionsContacted by AFP, Iceland’s National Airport Authority said no flights were affected by the volcano at this time and they were monitoring the situation. “consequently”.

Mount Fagrdalsfjal belongs to the Krísuvík volcanic system, located on the Reykjavík peninsula in southern Iceland. The country currently has 32 volcanic systems considered active, the largest number in Europe, and experiences an eruption on average once every five years.

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