Fagradals, who have been sleeping in Iceland for 6,000 years, took action

Fagradals, who have been sleeping in Iceland for 6,000 years, took action



Fagradals, who have been sleeping in Iceland for 6,000 years, took action

Fagradals Volcano, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland, began to erupt lava 6,000 years later.

In the first images posted by the Icelandic Meteorological Office on Facebook, it was seen that small eruptions occurred in Fagradals and lava was spreading in two directions in the area.
It was stated that the lava flowing in the opposite direction in the region was seen from the capital Reykjavik, about 32 kilometers away.
It was reported that volcanic eruption occurred for the first time after 6 thousand years in the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Emergency officials stated that evacuation was not expected as the explosion that occurred 6 thousand years later in Fagradals Volcano took place in a valley far from the settlements.
More than 50 thousand earthquakes occurred in the Reykjanes Peninsula between February 24 and March 17.
Scientists focused on the possibility that these earthquakes in Iceland, which are between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America, could be the harbinger of a volcanic eruption.


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