A volcano finally erupts in Iceland, and you can watch the eruption live on YouTube

At around 22:17 local time on December 18, 2023, a volcano erupted on

the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland. The eruption point is believed to be approximately 4 km northeast of the coastal town of Grindavik, and at the time of writing, the eruption can be viewed live on YouTube.

Emergency phase declared - Iceland Monitor

An eruption has started on the Reykjanes peninsula | News | Icelandic Meteorological office

Iceland volcano live: Eruption finally begins near Grindavik after weeks of earthquakes | The Independent

Iceland is one of the world's most volcanic countries, and volcanoes have erupted frequently. Since late October 2023, magma activity has increased on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland, causing frequent earthquakes caused by volcanic activity, as well as cracks in roads and sinking ground. I was able to see it.

In response, the Icelandic authorities declared a state of emergency on November 10, and approximately 4,000 residents of Grindavik, near the volcano, were evacuated from the town . Since then, seismic activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula has been decreasing, and residents have been allowed to return to retrieve their belongings, but the eruption began at around 22:17 on December 18th. Confirmed.

The eruption point is believed to be approximately 4 km northeast of Grindavik, and a swarm of earthquakes had occurred in the area prior to the eruption. You can watch the volcanic eruption on the live stream below.

Grindavik - YouTube

Shortly before the eruption began, cameras were showing the town of Grindavik.

However, perhaps because the signs of an eruption have increased due to a swarm of earthquakes, the camera changes direction to face the volcano just before the eruption.

Immediately after that, a volcano erupts in the background of the screen.

The camera quickly approaches the eruption site and captures the magma forcefully spewing out from the ground.

The crack in the ground gradually widens, and you can see magma gushing out from the entire crack. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Agency, lava was spewing out at a rate of several hundred cubic meters per second during the first two hours of the eruption.

Aerial observation and other data have confirmed that the crack is spreading toward the south of the coast, but this suggests that the intensity of the eruption has weakened compared to when it started. , reports the Icelandic Meteorological Agency.

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has agreed with local authorities to implement the Civil Protection and Emergency Management Agency's emergency response protocols in response to the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Hjördís Guðmundsdóttir, information officer at the Civil Protection and Emergency Management Agency, said: ``We would like to start by asking people not to go there. How far away is the eruption from Grindavik? 'We won't know until a helicopter flies over the area. At first glance, it appears to be bigger than the previous eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula, so it's very important that people don't go to the site.' I am.

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