Volcanoes Iceland’s longest volcanic eruption in more than 50 years is over – hundreds of thousands admire the natural spectacle of Fagradalsfjall

The end of the eruption was officially announced by the Icelandic Meteorological Institute.

20.12. 16:48

Iceland The volcanic eruption in Fagradalsfjall is now over, according to AFP news agency.

It was Iceland’s longest-lasting volcanic eruption in more than 50 years.

Image stream volcanic activity was monitored all over the world, and the eruption of Fagradalsfjall became a tourist attraction, attracting 350,000 visitors. The most daring even shone in the glow of lava marshmallows and hodars.

Fagradalsfjall is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, close to Keflavík Airport, about 50 km from the capital, Reykjavík.

The volcanic landscape of Fagradalsfjall in August.

Eruption declared officially closed the Icelandic Meteorological Institute Veðurstofa.

“Lava has not flowed for three months, so the eruption is now considered over,” says Veðurstofan, an expert on natural hazards. Bryndís Ýr Gísletutír told AFP on Monday.

According to Veðurstofan Lava flows were last experienced on the Reykjanes Peninsula between 1210 and 1240. That period is best remembered for that GenghisThe Mongol armies of Khan and his followers sowed terror throughout Europe.

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Six during the active month, 140 million cubic meters of magma, or molten rock, were released from Fagradalsfjall.

Despite its duration, however, the Fagradalsfjall eruption was still far from the longest ever in Iceland. A volcano erupted off the coast of the country nearly four years from November 1963 to June 1967, resulting in the island of Surtsey.

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