Eruption approaching in Iceland: “A matter of hours or a few days”

Tremors that have been occurring in Iceland for several days a harbinger of an imminent and large-scale explosionAs experts agree. Seismographs have been detecting earthquakes caused by unusually active underground magma flows on the Reyjanes peninsula in the southwest of the country for weeks.

Currently due to the state of emergency declared by the island government andThe fishing town of Grindavik was evacuated It is near the Blue Lagoon, a tourist area famous for its thermal facilities. 3,400 residents of this town had to leave their homes due to the danger of being affected.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office stated: The magma flow will be approximately 10 kilometers long and have a depth of approximately 5 kilometers.

Seismic activity in recent hours Icelandic Meteorological Office

The likelihood of a rash increases as time passes. “I don’t think it will be long before an explosion occurs, maybe hours or a few days” said volcanologist Thorvaldur Thordarson in a statement to a radio station.

The volcanoes in this region were inactive until now, but they resumed their activity in 2021 with three major non-explosive eruptions. However, it is not excluded that the incident that may occur now may have serious consequences for air traffic.

Something similar has already happened Along with the famous eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in 2010, the event affected air traffic in Europe for weeks.


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Source: Informacion


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