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Look into the eye of a volcano

Volcanic eruption, March 2021 in Iceland. Photo credit: Björn Steinbekk (reported in mbl.is)

Volcanic eruption, March 2021 in Iceland. Photo credit: Björn Steinbekk (reported in mbl.is)

This stunning film of the dramatic eruption of an Icelandic volcano on 21st March will be sure to thrill our Rockwatch members. Reported in the Icelandic newspaper, Morgunblaðið’s at mbl.is, photographer and entrepreneur Björn Steinbekk shares this incredible footage which was filmed by drones. With this new technology, Steinbekk was able to see right into the eye of the eruption and over the eruption fissure.

Many of our Rockwatchers have made visits to Iceland, so know a lot about its tectonic activity. We’ve had some amazing geological reports from some of them after their visits, so I’m sure they will be amazed to read about and watch actual footage of the eruption.

It reminds us all, if we need reminding, that Iceland is tectonically active and one result of this is volcanic eruptions. This particular volcano has recently awoken after some 800 years asleep, with its astonishing display. Watch the film to witness this spectacular event and maybe do your own research to discover the volcano’s history and activity.

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