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The Icelandic volcano continues to erupt, lava flows out, and toxic gases spread to the surrounding area and will spread to other countries?

Volcanic eruption in Iceland

By ApostolakisPublished 12 months ago 4 min read

On August 3, 2022, Iceland's Gradual volcano began to erupt, spreading its toxic gases toward the surrounding area. For 10 days in a row, this Icelandic volcano continued to erupt, without any sign of stopping. For this reason, it has aroused a lot of attention from citizens in various countries on the Internet. So, how did the Icelandic volcano eruption go?

What is the passage of the Icelandic volcano eruption?

Iceland is an island country located in the northwest of Europe, the country's population is small, only a few hundred thousand people, and the capital is located in Reykjavik. There are as many as 30 volcanoes in Iceland, and because of its special location and frequent magma activity, the local population suffers from volcanic eruptions. For example, in 2010, Iceland's Eyjafjalla volcano erupted, and its power affected countries around the world, making people around the world began to pay attention to this region of Iceland.

On August 3, 2022, the Gradual volcano, which had been dormant in the Icelandic region for up to 6,000 years, began to erupt. After the local authorities learned about it, they quickly activated the highest level of volcano warning to deal with it and urged people to stay away from the erupting area.

According to local media reports, local residents and tourists were not convinced by the authorities' warning. Because of the Gradual volcano eruption at the beginning, smoke, and lava flow, in the local formation of a very spectacular spectacle. Many local tourists have gone to take pictures around the Gradual volcano, for this reason, to enjoy the spectacle after the eruption.

As of August 14, 2022, there is a steady stream of local residents going to the Gradual volcano to take pictures. There are live news pictures that can be seen of a father hiking around the volcano with his two children. For this reason, several citizens commented that the locals are not afraid to die ha. The Icelandic Meteorological Bureau issued a report saying that as the Icelandic volcano continues to erupt, the toxic gas it produces is a serious threat to the personal safety of nearby residents.

The poisonous gas produced by the continued eruption of the Icelandic volcano will spread to other countries?

In recent years, due to the intensification of human activities, Italy, Japan, and other countries have volcanic eruptions from time to time, causing concern. 2022 August Iceland area is also not lonely, sleep for thousands of years the Fag radar volcano continued to erupt, and the production of toxic gas has been threatening the lives of the surrounding residents.

Many citizens have commented on whether these toxic gases, if further spread, will affect countries around the world, like the Eyjafjalla volcano in 2010. For this reason, a local expert said that, although the current toxic gas is threatening, its spread is still in the vicinity of the Gradual volcano, and will not spread to other countries.

Faraday volcano, Icelandic environmental departments quickly in the surrounding collection of air monitoring, the results are the presence of a large number of sulfur dioxide in the air, harmful to sensitive people. There happens to be a village around the Gradual volcano, and the local authorities have issued a warning to the residents. As for the need to relocate these residents, we still need to wait for further data monitoring results.

In addition, the Icelandic Meteorological Service has also issued a related warning, saying that if the gas continues to spread, it is very likely to affect the capital Reykjavik, 40 miles away. At present, the continued eruption of the Gradual volcano has been more than 10 days. There are many citizens who are curious about what are the causes of this Gradual volcano eruption.

What are the causes of this Gradual volcano eruption?

On August 3, 2022, the Gradual volcano located in the Icelandic region continued to erupt and has not yet stopped, causing a stir on the Internet. Some citizens are curious as to what the cause of this volcanic eruption is. As we all know, there are only two reasons for volcanic eruptions, one is the internal cause and the other is the external cause. The internal cause is caused by frequent energy activity inside the volcano, while the external cause is external stimulation, such as earthquakes and other situations.

The local authorities in Iceland said after an investigation that there are two main reasons for the eruption of the Gradual volcano, the first is that the volcano has not seen movement for thousands of years, and the internal energy has reached the standard of eruption. Secondly, at the end of July, frequent earthquakes occurred around the Gradual volcano, resulting in the continued eruption of the Gradual volcano in August this year, which has not yet stopped.

Volcanic eruptions can be said to be one of nature's most terrible disasters, even the dinosaurs more than 200 million years ago, dominated the earth for a while, the cause of extinction is also closely related to volcanic eruptions. It is reported that the famous Italian city of Pompeii, once was also a glorious moment, but after the volcanic eruption, the ancient city has since disappeared, leaving only broken walls. In the face of the raging volcanic eruption, what should we humans do to reduce the damage?

The first is to build a volcano monitoring station, the second is to conduct escape drills after the eruption, and the third is to strengthen the infrastructure of the cities around the volcano. Natural disasters are merciless, but there is love on earth. As long as we do a good job of prevention, even if the volcano eruption, will not cause too many casualties to us. So, what other ways do you know to deal with and prevent volcanic eruptions? Welcome to leave comments in the comment section.


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