Fagradalsfjall 15.09.2021- lava flows quickly - photo Pic Asta Rut - Háskóli Íslands via Dr. Evgenia Ilyinskaya
Fagradalsfjall 15.09.2021- lava reaches the established fortifications - photo Háskóli Íslands via Dr. Evgenia Ilyinskaya
Changes of the day at the eruptive site of Fagradalsfjall
Lava flows from Geldingadalur along the fortifications, on hiking trail A and up to the Nátthaga valley.
The meteorological office is closely monitoring the development of the situation, but civil defense and police are responsible for evacuating the area.
Rescue teams from Suðurnes were called when they suddenly noticed an increase in the lava flow towards Nátthaga on September 15 at around noon. The spectators were expelled from the danger zone, but the Police had to intervene as some did not respect the instructions given.
The area had been closed today for security reasons ... but around 1pm, the Police of Suðurnes announced that "The hiking trails B and C are passable but the hiking trail A is closed".
Sources: Dr. Evgenia Ilyinskaya, mbls, RUV, Safe Travel, Benjamin Hennig, Eurovolc, Lögreglan á Suðurnesjum
Lava flows can be observed along the slopes between the Geldingadalir and Nátthagi valleys (see red circle on the map newly published on September 15, 2021). - Doc. Benjamin Hennig 09.15.2021
Lava moving rapidly towards Nátthaga - photo 09.15.2021 / Björn Oddsson-WP7 participant, NCIP and Ásta R. Hjartardóttir, UI. EUROVOLC