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 Erupção de vulcão perto da capital infographic
A infografia mostra os principais vulcões da Islândia e os limites das placas tectónicas.


Erupção de vulcão perto da capital da Islândia

By Jordi Bou

August 4, 2022 - Um vulcão iniciou uma erupção perto de Reiquiavique, com lava a escorrer de uma fissura no flanco do monte Fagradalsfjall, que em 2021 teve uma erupção que durou seis meses.

Local media showed images of lava and smoke pouring from a fissure on the side of the mountain, as officials warned tourists and locals to stay away.

The Reykjanes Peninsula is a volcanic and seismic hot spot, and the outbreak took place just 25 km from Reykjavik and 15km from the nation's international airport.

In March last year, lava fountains erupted spectacularly in the area from a fissure 500 to 750 metres long, continuing until September and attracting thousands of Icelanders and tourists to the scene.

In 2010, the ice-covered Eyjafjallajokull volcano halted some 100,000 flights and forced hundreds of Icelanders from their homes.

The deadliest eruption occurred in 1783-85, when the eruption of Grimsvotn and Laki volcanos
and and the subsequent famine, killed 9,000 people – one quarter of population.

PUBLISHED: 04/08/2022; STORY: Graphic News