Breaking news: Volcanic eruption in the Reykjanes peninsula

Magma has reached the surface in Geldingadalir in the Reykjanes peninsula. For the first time since last September, when lava stopped running from Fagradalsfjall,  the tension has given a way for the magma to burst through. The eruption started at 13:18 PM today.

Ein­ar Hjör­leifs­son, a specialist in Natural hazards with the Met Office, confirmed that there had been a volcanic eruption in a 100 m crack down Merardalir by Fagranesfjall. 

The Met Office is now looking into the matter and putting adequate protocol in play.

The eruption can be clearly seen on webcam in the area.

Here is the live webcam from the area.




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