As above, as some of you will have seen, Iceland has been experiencing ‘tremor swarms’ over the last few weeks and a couple of ours ago a fissure opened up about 30km from Reykjavik and started erupting lava
First lava eruption in this part of Iceland for 800 years apparently
I guess there’ll be more pics and videos in the morning of the molten rock of castration valley
The local indie radio station here had a listener from Iceland call up. He seemed pretty calm! He lived about 25km from the lava close to Reykjavik . He said it was about 10km from Keflavik airport. Fingers crossed everyone stays safe!
I was reading about this a few weeks ago (the joy of having a five year old obsessed with volcanoes) - it’s been predicted for quite a while so I’m sure they would have moved a lot of stuff out of harms way and done a lot of planning. Apparently it’s a completely different sort of volcano to the Icelandic one about ten years ago and won’t spew out ash all across Europe and stop planes flying