Iceland is pouring out Lava as we speak and now you have to opportunity to watch it live on YouTube. The eruption is proving no harm for the people of Iceland as the eruption is not into the sky, so it is not putting out any smoke.
Icelandic scientists put up a webcam on Saturday near a newly opened fissure on the Reykjanes Peninsula, located on the southwestern part of the island. The relatively gentle eruption, which is currently of no harm to nearby communities, started on March 19.
This has drawn many local spectators, who are gathering to collect samples from the eruption. The live stream, shown by RÚV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, can be watched here:
The new fissure, which opened up in a valley near the volcano Fagradalsfjall, has formed a conspicuous spatter cone, which is a mound or cone of cooling lava fragments. It’s southwestern Iceland’s first eruption in some 800 years. As of March 23, lava was easily visible bubbling up inside the cone.
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