Hundreds are being displaced following volcanic eruption and an extensive larva flow of Mount Fagradalsfjall near Iceland’s capital city. The mountain located about 60 kilometers sent lava descending whereas dark smoke was seen curling up the sky 20 miles from Iceland’s main airport.
Known for its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields, Iceland is prone to several tectonic movements that trigger out several natural disasters.
This eruption comes after intense earthquake activity in the area. Local authorities said on Monday there was no imminent hazard to people in the region, however many locals are living in fear for any further subsequent uncertainty.
The Campusa has learnt that several domestic flights were diverted or delayed after the eruption that had covered the sky with plume of smoke and over the road connecting the capital to the country’s largest domestic airport Reykjavik Domestic Airport.
The volcano is in the country’s southwest, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is known to be a seismic hotspot like eastern part of DRC and part of Southwestern Uganda with several active volcanic mountains such as Mt Nyiragongo, Mt Muhavura and Mugahinga volcanoes.
Mountain Elgon is equally one of those extinct shield volcanos in the eastern part of Uganda at Uganda-Kenya boarder with its highest peak called Wagagai.
Early this year, volcanological observatory of Democratic Republic of Congo reported a sight of a glow at the top of one volcano in the region without posing any risk to the city compared to the 2021 volcanic disaster with several lives lost and vast infrastructure damaged.