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Mount Fagradalsfjall In Iceland Erupts After 6000 Years

Volcanoes are a fascinating, yet dangerous creation of nature. It spits out molten lava from depths of the planet to the surface. There is no other place famous for it volcanoes other than Iceland. Being a home for a lot of volcanoes on Earth, the country truly lives up to its name, “the land of ice and fire”.

This is a news about a special volcano eruption. This volcano erupted after lying dormant for a long 6000 years! Scroll down to check out the awesome set of photos and videos of this special eruption.

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This event has occurred on the 19th of March this year. Even though the experts consider this as a small scale eruption, it spat out a big amount of lava, putting on a eye catching show to the world!

This phenomenon occurs due to the location of the country. Iceland is situated over a conjunction of two tectonic plates. This placement of the country is the reason for the large number of volcanoes and the regular eruptions.

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It became a sensational moment when a number of news agencies and volcano-enthusiasts gathered to the scene to witness and document the amazing event.

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Enjoy the media that we have collected for you, from different sources that covered the Mount Fagradalsfjall eruption. Do not forget to comment down your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Veðurstofa Íslands / Icelandic Met Office on Twitter: “A new video of the eruption at Geldingardalur valley in Reykjanes peninsula. Taken from the Coast Guard helicopter. #Reykjanes #Eruption #Fagradalsfjall pic.twitter.com/B862heMzQL / Twitter”

A new video of the eruption at Geldingardalur valley in Reykjanes peninsula. Taken from the Coast Guard helicopter. #Reykjanes #Eruption #Fagradalsfjall pic.twitter.com/B862heMzQL

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Veðurstofa Íslands / Icelandic Met Office on Twitter: “The eruption is small and the volcanic activity has somewhat decreased since yesterday evening. The eruptive fissure is appr. 500 – 700 m long. The lava area is less than 1 km2. Lava fountains are small and lava flows are currently a very local hazard. #Reykjanes #eruption pic.twitter.com/2YsSbGtIuZ / Twitter”

The eruption is small and the volcanic activity has somewhat decreased since yesterday evening. The eruptive fissure is appr. 500 – 700 m long. The lava area is less than 1 km2. Lava fountains are small and lava flows are currently a very local hazard. #Reykjanes #eruption pic.twitter.com/2YsSbGtIuZ

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Katrín Jakobsdóttir on Twitter: “A volcanic eruption has begun in Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula. We are monitoring the situation closely and as of now it is not considered a threat to surrounding towns. We ask people to keep away from the immediate area and stay safe. https://t.co/iIACfCc31E / Twitter”

A volcanic eruption has begun in Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula. We are monitoring the situation closely and as of now it is not considered a threat to surrounding towns. We ask people to keep away from the immediate area and stay safe. https://t.co/iIACfCc31E

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RAGNAR ÆGIR / Music By Ragnar on Twitter: “This is Fagradalsfjall. It’s about 15 miles south of Reykjavik and just erupted. You can start practicing your pronunciation:Foie-gras-thals-fiat-illHave fun#iceland #volcano pic.twitter.com/IYFHQMzWsx / Twitter”

This is Fagradalsfjall. It’s about 15 miles south of Reykjavik and just erupted. You can start practicing your pronunciation:Foie-gras-thals-fiat-illHave fun#iceland #volcano pic.twitter.com/IYFHQMzWsx

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Written by Alex Bradley

Reading, creative writing, poetry writing, language learning and grappling with literature have been my passions since I was young. Keen interest in cinematography and music feilds. Completed my Ordinary and Advanced levels in languages stream successfully. I have taken part in European Union missions in Sri Lanka. I have also completed my certificate courses in programming. And also a student and working in Tourism and Hotelling. Apart from writing, i am a vocalist and environmentalist.

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