The latest explosion, which occurred overnight between 23 and 24 March, lasted twice as long as usual and happened after a brief four-day hiatus.
Video of people standing dangerously close to Icelandic volcano (I think they’re nuts) while volcanic bombs fly through the air.
Fagradalsfjall Volcano may not look very impressive during daytime hours, but man! – look at it at night! It’s huge!
Finally! The eruption comes following more than 40,000 earthquakes in the past four weeks, a huge jump from the more normal 1,000-3,000 earthquakes per year since 2014.
No eruptions have taken place at this particular volcano for at least 10,000 years, so what comes next is a total unknown. Especially when you consider that the average yearly number of earthquakes across the Reykjanes peninsula is only 1,000 to 3,000.
Ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet).
Even though an eruption is “likely,” Icelandic Met Office official stresses that “no disaster is imminent on the Reykjanes peninsula and no one is in danger.”
Below is a live cam covering a possible imminent eruption that scientists predict to make it to the crust in the next few hours.
Ash propelled that high (into the stratosphere) could cool the planet.