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Iceland 2021 Volcanic Eruption II
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Fagradalsfjall Volcano II

On my second visit the following week, I left in the middle of the night to catch the sunrise at the eruption site. I was only one of few visitor at that time barring our volunteer search and rescue team (ICE-SAR) who have been at the site around the clock ensuring everyone’s safety.

Fagradalsfjall mountain is a tuya that erupted during the last glaciation under the ice shield. The broader Fagradalsfjall volcanic system comprises an area of eruptive fissures (fissure swarm), cones and lava fields in the southern part of the Reykjanes peninsula. 
A strong seismic crisis began in the area near Fagradalsfjall since late Feb 2021, interpreted as intrusion of magma at shallow depth. This led to the first historic eruption of the volcano on 19 March 2021.
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