​​​​​​​Luigi Morbidelli  Landscape Photography

Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption by night, Iceland

Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption by night, Iceland
Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption by night, Iceland

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Since November 2020, a seismic swarm began in the Grindavík area of the Reykjanes peninsula, not far from the Icelandic capital Reykjavík, of medium and strong intensity. This was the prelude to the volcanic eruption that later occurred in the area of Fagradalsfjall, a fortunately uninhabited area, on March 19, 2021. I would have expected that the site of the eruption could not be visited before a few weeks and instead, to my surprise, the next day it was opened to the public. So the very evening of the opening I rushed to the site to admire and photograph this magnificent event, the first one for me of its kind. Seeing the deep red lava erupt in the darkness of the night was truly exciting.

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