After a series of earthquakes in Iceland, the latent Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted on Friday night. The volcano is located almost 40 miles outside Reykjavík, the nearest city and the country’s capital, and did not threaten life or damage infrastructure.
“Currently, gas pollution is not expected to cause inconvenience to people, except near the source of the eruption.” he tweeted the Icelandic meteorological office this morning. “Gas emissions will be closely monitored.”
Images of the eruption immediately flooded social media as Icelanders watched lava and ash from the volcano illuminate the sky.
The country’s justice minister, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, made a trip to the volcano when the eruption began to control the situation. Sigurbjörnsdóttir posted photos and a live video from the helicopter showing lava emanating from the eruption.
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The people of Reykjavík posted surreal photos of a red glow in the sky showing Fagradalsfjall erupting.
The eruption also sparked a wave of visitors trying to witness the event.
Among them was Icelandic singer Björk, who said on Instagram that the volcano, where she once filmed a video clip, was 30 minutes from her home.
“YES !!, eruption !! in Iceland we are very excited !!! we still have it !!! feeling of relief when nature expresses itself !!!” published.
The Icelandic Coast Guard has also been alert to the situation, publication photos, videos and scene updates.
On Saturday morning, an employee met a dog who joined the tour.
One person posted a video made during what he said was the first commercial flight to the site of the eruption. “This is the most magical thing I’ve experienced in my life. I literally cried !!” he said on Instagram.
The flights to Fagradalsfjall seemed to be busy, with people taking over the volcano in all its glory as soon as the sun came up.
One person posted a photo of the brightly lit sky saying, “What you see here is not a sunset, but a volcanic eruption in Fagradalsfjall.”
In accordance with the Meteorological Office“The eruption is small and volcanic activity has declined slightly since yesterday evening.”
“Lava sources are small and lava flows are currently a very local danger,” they posted on Twitter.