A volcanic eruption lights up the sky in Iceland
Sylvie Claire / Mars 21, 2021
A volcano erupted Friday about 40 kilometers from the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, the Icelandic Meteorological Agency announced, while a red cloud lit up the sky and a no-fly zone was established
A volcanic eruption has begun at Fagradalsfjall. Air traffic is in code red, but seismographs are recording very little turbulence, the agency wrote on Twitter.
The Krysuvik volcanic system is located south of Mount Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland.
The first notification was received by the Meteorological Agency at 21:40 GMT. The eruption was confirmed by webcams and satellite images, said the agency on its website
The Icelandic international airport of Keflavik and the small fishing port of Grindavik are only a few kilometers away, but the area is uninhabited and the eruption should not be dangerous.