Iceland: A city threatened with destruction due to a volcanic eruption
The 4,000 residents of Grindavik, Iceland, were evacuated due to a high risk of a volcanic eruption. There is a 15 km long rift open to the south of the island. – (France 2)
The 4,000 residents of Grindavik, Iceland, were evacuated due to a high risk of a volcanic eruption. There is a 15 km long rift open to the south of the island.
In Iceland, where traffic was still passing three days ago, a large crack appeared on Monday, November 13. It has grown almost visibly. Smoke rises from the asphalt and seeps between the paving stones in a village cut in two. “We can see the crack opening. These holes expand both horizontally and vertically“, explains Gregory Paul de Pascal, professor of geology at the University of Iceland.
It is impossible to know when the explosion will occur
As the city of Grindavik (Iceland) deforms under the pressure of magma, authorities are allowing its 4,000 residents, who were hastily evacuated over the weekend, to return to pick up their belongings on Monday. “I couldn’t believe it when I left. “I just took a small bag, but it was more serious than I thought.”, confirms one of the residents. The potential for an eruption is high, but it is impossible to predict when it will occur along this 15-kilometre-long fault in southwest Iceland.
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