Eruption has begun at Fagradalsfjall, long expected to be the location of a possible volcanic eruption. Small town of Þorlákshöfn was on high alert because of possible gas pollution from the eruption.
What we know now is that Geldingadalsgos is a fissure eruption that is about 500 to 700 metres long, and located just east of Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula. It has been about 800 years since a volcano last erupted in Reykjanes, and this eruption is not at this time posing any immediate risk to people or infrastructure in the area.
Valur Grettisson and Art Bicnick visited the area a few hours after the eruption.
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