After a sequence of earthquakes in Iceland, the long-dormant volcano Fagradalsfjall erupted Friday night time. The volcano is positioned almost 40 miles outdoors of Reykjavík, the closest metropolis and the nation’s capital, and did not threaten any lives or harm infrastructure.
“Presently, fuel air pollution shouldn’t be anticipated to trigger a lot discomfort for folks besides shut as much as the supply of the eruption,” tweeted the Icelandic Meteorological Workplace this morning. “The fuel emissions can be monitored intently.”
Photographs of the eruption instantly flooded social media as Iceland residents noticed lava and ash from the volcano mild up the sky.
The nation’s minister of justice, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, took a visit to the volcano because the eruption started to observe the scenario. Sigurbjörnsdóttir posted pictures and a dwell video from the helicopter displaying lava oozing down from the eruption.
Native information outlet Ruv additionally has a dwell feed of the volcano.
Reykjavík residents posted surreal pictures of a purple glow within the sky displaying Fagradalsfjall erupting.
The eruption additionally precipitated a rush of tourists attempting to witness the occasion.
Amongst them was Icelandic singer Björk, who stated 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 retaining an in depth eye on the scenario, posting pictures, movies, and updates from the scene.
On Saturday morning, one worker met a canine that joined in on the sightseeing.
One individual posted a video taken throughout what she stated was the primary industrial flight to the positioning of the eruption. “That is essentially the most magical factor I’ve ever skilled in my life. I actually cried!!” she stated on Instagram.
Flights to Fagradalsfjall seemed to be busy, with folks taking within the volcano in all its glory as quickly because the solar got here up.
One individual posted a photograph of superbly lit sky, saying, “What you see right here shouldn’t be a sundown however a volcanic eruption at Fagradalsfjall.”
In keeping with the Meteorological Workplace, “The eruption is small and the volcanic exercise has considerably decreased since yesterday night.”
“Lava fountains are small and lava flows are at present a really native hazard,” officers tweeted.