As tempting as it may be to see it with your own eyes, your best bet is to watch the volcanic activity from a live stream.
A volcano close to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, has erupted, creating a fiery display of lava fountaining out of the ground and huge clouds of smoke. Several video feeds broadcasting live from the scene allow you to follow the action as it develops.
The Fagradalsfjall volcano near the town of Grindavk on the Reykjanes peninsula erupted on August 3 after a flurry of seismic activity, according to the Icelandic Met Office, producing an outpour of boiling lava and gas.
The site is being streamed live by the Icelandic media outlet mbl.is, which is providing viewers with a variety of perspectives of the eruption, which is currently erupting furiously.
The location is located around 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the urban centre of Reykjavik and about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Keflavik International Airport. The risk to the general population is thought to be low, nevertheless, because of how sparsely inhabited the region is.
It is strongly urged that people stay away from the eruption and resist the urge to go there. Three visitors have reportedly already suffered injuries as a result of the volcanic activity, according to sources. Not only is there a risk from flaming lava and flying rocky debris, but there is also a risk from unexpected releases of potentially toxic gases.
Since the sequence of earthquakes began last Saturday, we have been anticipating an eruption somewhere in this region. We now know that there is no risk from the eruption to inhabited areas or vital infrastructure. In a statement, Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdóttir stated, “We will of course continue to constantly watch the situation and now we also benefit from the experience learned from last year’s eruption.
So, despite how alluring it may be to witness the phenomenon firsthand, your best option is to watch the volcanic activity from the comfort of your own couch via one of the many live feeds that are now accessible.