Red-Burning River! Lava Flows From Iceland's Volcano

Published August 10th, 2022 - 10:03 GMT

Iceland's volcano in the city of Fagradalsfjall, which is around 40 kilometers from the capital Reykjavik, has been erupting since 3 August, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO).

The IMO revealed the field of lava from the eruption of the Iceland volcano covered 144,000 square metres on Thursday.

Despite its dangerous levels, many had been visiting the scene of the newly-erupted volcano taking place in the Meradalir valley, near mount Fagradalsfjall.

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People visit the scene of the newly erupted volcano taking place in Meradalir valley, near mount Fagradalsfjall, Iceland on August 4, 2022. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)

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A photo taken August 7, 2022 shows lava flowing from the vulcano in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, around 40 kilometres from the capital Reykjavik, following an eruption that has been ongoing since August 3, 2022. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)

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The eruption was some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Reykjavik, near the site of the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano that erupted for six months in March-September 2021, mesmerising tourists and spectators who flocked to the scene. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)

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A volcano erupted in Iceland near the capital Reykjavik on August 3, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) said as live images on local media showed lava spewing out of a fissure in the ground. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)

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The eruption was some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Reykjavik, near the site of the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano that erupted for six months in March-September 2021, mesmerising tourists and spectators who flocked to the scene. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)

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People look at the lava erupting and flowing at the scene of the newly erupted volcano at Grindavik, Iceland on August 3, 2022. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)

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this file photo taken on May 18, 2021 lava erupts from the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP)

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People visit the scene of the newly erupted volcano taking place in Meradalir valley, near mount Fagradalsfjall, Iceland on August 4, 2022. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
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A photo taken August 7, 2022 shows lava flowing from the vulcano in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, around 40 kilometres from the capital Reykjavik, following an eruption that has been ongoing since August 3, 2022. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
Iceland Volcano
The eruption was some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Reykjavik, near the site of the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano that erupted for six months in March-September 2021, mesmerising tourists and spectators who flocked to the scene. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
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A volcano erupted in Iceland near the capital Reykjavik on August 3, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) said as live images on local media showed lava spewing out of a fissure in the ground. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
Iceland Volcano
The eruption was some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Reykjavik, near the site of the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano that erupted for six months in March-September 2021, mesmerising tourists and spectators who flocked to the scene. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
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People look at the lava erupting and flowing at the scene of the newly erupted volcano at Grindavik, Iceland on August 3, 2022. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
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this file photo taken on May 18, 2021 lava erupts from the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP)