A brand new fissure has opened at an Icelandic volcano which began erupting a month, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of hikers who’d come to watch the spectacle
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — lava and Steam spurted Monday out of a brand new fissure for an Icelandic volcano which began erupting a month, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of walkers who’d come to observe the scene.
The brand new fissure, first seen by a holiday helicopter, was approximately 500 meters (550 metres ) long and approximately a kilometer (about a half-mile) in the initial eruption website from the Geldinga Valley.
It said that there was no imminent threat to life as a result of site’s space form popular hiking trails.
The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the new volcanic action was not anticipated to influence traffic in nearby Keflavik Airport.
The long-dormant volcano around the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland flared to life March 20 after tens of thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in the region in the previous 3 weeks. It was the place’s initial volcanic eruption in almost 800 decades.
The volcano’s proximity to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, about 32 km (20 miles) away, has attracted a constant flow of tourists into the region, in spite of the nation in partial lockdown to fight the coronavirus.
Live footage in the area showed little spouts of lava coming out of the brand new fissure.
Geophysicist Magnus Gudmundsson stated the volcanic eruption may be moving north out of its initial site.
“We see less lava coming in both first craters,” he told The Associated Press. “This might be the start of second phase.”
The previous one was Holuhraun at 2014, when a fissure eruption spread lava that the magnitude of Manhattan within the inside highland region.
In 2010, ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano closed down considerably global aviation for many days.