Mount Fagradalsfjall Volcano Tour
Fagradalsfjall Volcano Tour: The eruption of a fissure near Mount Fagradalsfjall in the region of Geldingadalur, located around 40km from Reykjavik. While represents the first such incident in the Krysuvik volcanic system in over 900 years. Moreover, many geologists harbored suspicions that the eruption might occur. On the Reykjanes Peninsula in the aftermath of more than 50,000 earthquakes occurring in the area in a period of 15 months.
Approximately 3,00,000 cubic meters of lava have poured out of the ground from the eruption which measures about 1,640 to 2,640 feet wide. Moreover, it remains expected to subside in days or weeks. On the other side, the volcano can reach via a 90-minute hike from the nearest road.
“IT IS BETTER TO SOMETHING ONCE ‘THAN TO HEAR ABOUT IT A THOUSAND TIMES’.”
Further, those attempting to check out the scene become advised not to get too close to the lava. While it implies believing that the eruption doesn’t present a threat to the population centers.
As the amount of lava is relatively small and fluid, allows trapping gas to escape. The lava flow is just over four miles long and remains confined to a particular valley. The eruption lasts expected to become particularly explosive or generate a sustained ash plume. Unlike the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010, which caused difficulties in the airspace around Europe.
However, authorities are closely monitoring the situation and are carrying devices that measure gas pollution. As a result, they have blocked access to the site at times when high levels of pollution have been recorded. The wind is currently blowing the sulfur dioxide emitted away from the population centers. But scientists are urging caution to hikers in case a new fissure unexpectedly opens up in the area.