Icelandic Volcano Erupts for 2nd Time…Hundreds Evacuated!!!!
The National Geographic is reporting that an Iceland volcano has erupted for a second time, but from a different, glacier-covered vent. Melting ice spurred an emergency nighttime evacuation of hundreds of people in the flood zone.
About 800 people living nearby were evacuated as a precautionary measure at the first signs of the second eruption, said Páll Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences. There are no reports of casualties so far.(SOURCE)
“The volcano in question is under a glacier,” Mr. Rognvaldur Olafsson said. “If an eruption happens, there could be flash floods.”
Last month’s eruption struck near the glacier in an area that had no ice. An eruption below the ice could lead to widespread flooding. The area is sparsely populated, and no one is in immediate danger.
Iceland, a nation of 320,000 people, sits on a large volcanic hot spot in the Atlantic’s mid-oceanic ridge. Volcanic eruptions are often triggered by seismic activity when the Earth’s plates move and when magma from deep underground pushes its way to the surface.(SOURCE)
Hopefully, the citizens of Iceland will be safe and secure from this potentially devastating natural disaster.
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