Inactive for 6,000 years in Iceland, Fagredals Mountain Volcano

Mount Fagredles volcano in southwestern Iceland has been dormant for 6,000 years. But on Friday night, the following Earthquake weeks in the area, The volcano came to life.

The eruption is the first that the Reckless Peninsula, where the volcano is located, has experienced in 781 years.

The video of the eruption shows bright lava erupting from the earth, otherwise dark nights are lit. According to photos from the Associated Press and Glow, the glow from Lava can be seen 20 miles from Reykjavk, the capital of Iceland.

Icelandic police on Friday warned people to stay indoors and keep their windows closed to escape. Gas pollution. When a volcano erupts, lava emits many potentially hazardous gases, including sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen fluoride, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office said on Saturday morning that the blast caused pollution, however, “people are not expected to be more uncomfortable except near the source of the explosion.”

On its website, Office Fees said that “no volcanic ash has been found, but the eruption of volcanic gases has been measured near the site.” Scientists and officials are closely monitoring emissions.

By Saturday morning, the Icelandic Meteorological Office had reported that volcanic activity had been “somewhat less” since Friday evening. Scientists in the department did not cite a major concern for the people of the area, as the lava area is less than 1 square kilometer. According to Rupfis, the cracks in the Earth’s surface from which the lava comes out – disruptive torment – are about 500 to 700 meters long.

“Lava fountains are small and lava flows are currently a very local crisis,” the office tweeted.

The Scientific Council for Civil Protection said Saturday morning that they do not believe the explosion is a threat to structures.

A small earthquake struck just hours before the eruption.

Southwest Iceland has been hit simultaneously Thousands of earthquakes From 24 February. Dozens of them had an intensity of 3 or more, meaning they could be felt. On Thursday, a day before the outbreak, the IMO reported that there had been 400 earthquakes Over a period of about seven hours. Despite the extent, it had “somewhat less” seismic activity compared to other mornings where about 1000 earthquakes occurred.