Iceland: Volcano erupts after dozens of earthquakes near Reykjavík

Source: New York Post

“A volcano erupted Wednesday in Iceland following a spate of seismic activity in the frozen country, as seen in videos currently blowing up online. ‘Lava is coming from a crack in the ground,’ Einar Hjorleifsson, a natural hazard specialist at Iceland’s meteorological office, told Bloomberg. The volcanic event reportedly occurred at Fagradalsfjall’s Geldingadalir volcano in the largely uninhabited Reykjanes peninsula, near the legendary Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in the country’s capital of Reykjavík. An accompanying livestream by the scientists depicts a 100-meter fissure in the black ground, where magma is burbling to the surface like something from Mordor in ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ … The recent Geldingadalir eruption occurred in the same region where a six-month eruption started in February 2021, near Grindavík, a fishing town of about 3,600 people, Bloomberg reported. ” (08/03/22)