The intense seismicity that began last weekend was therefore not yet another “blow for nothing”. Since Wednesday August 3, at around 1 p.m. (local time), an eruption began in Iceland, on the Reykjanes peninsula, not far from the site of the last eruption. The associated risks are very modest for the moment…
It was around 1 p.m. (local time) on August 3 that thewhich sweeps the site of the allowed to notice an alignment of lava fountains of about twenty meters high on a crack 200 or 300 meters long. It opened about two kilometers northeast of the site of the last eruption, north of the Meradalir valley… This webcam allows you to follow the activity live: it’s really royal!
Follow the live eruption of the volcano in Iceland. © mbl.is, YouTube
An eruption without too many risks for the population
It’s afissural, with a very modest explosiveness and the predominance of flows of which, already, spread out in this valley. As a result, the risks are very modest for the Icelandic population, the road bordering the coast being more than four kilometers away and Reykjavik, the capital, more than 20 kilometers away! Grindavik, the nearest village, is on the other side of Mount Fagradalsfjall, as is the power station which supplies much of the electricity to the Reykjanes peninsula and the capital region! Above all, it will be a wonderful spectacle, and the many tourists on the island should provide us with beautiful images!