01-Feb-2023  Srinagar booked.net

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Volcano Erupts In Iceland’s Southwest Peninsula

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A volcano began erupting on Wednesday, in an uninhabited valley of Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland near the Keflavik Airport which is Iceland's international air traffic hub.

However, no flight have been disrupted due to the volcanic eruptions and airports are operational in the area, as per media reports.

The country’s meteorological authorities said that the volcano began erupting after eight months of after its last eruption and urged people not to go near the Fagradalsfjall volcano.

No volcanic eruption had occurred for 815 years on the Reykjanes Peninsula until 19 March 2021 when a fissure vent appeared in Geldingadalir to the south of Fagradalsfjall Mountain. The 2021 eruption was effusive and last emitted fresh lava on 18 September 2021.

A live video feed from the site showed magma spewing from a narrow fissure about 100 to 200 meters long over a field of lava in the area where the last year's eruption rolled.

Meanwhile, the Scientists predicted that the eruption is caused due a series of earthquakes over the past week.