World News - A volcano has erupted in Iceland
World News - A volcano has erupted in Iceland

World News - A volcano has erupted in Iceland

Posted in Year 1/2 on Saturday, 20th March 2021

A volcano has erupted near Iceland's capital Reykjavik.

Iceland has recorded more than 40,000 earthquakes in recent weeks. Although the majority weren't strong enough to feel, they did suggest a volcano eruption could occur soon.

The volcano's fissure, which is a word used to describe the crack or opening in the Earth's crust, is about 500-700 metres long.

Volcano fact!

Iceland is the biggest and most active volcanic region in the whole of Europe.

The country sits between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.

These plates are drifting in opposite directions and the shifting is partly responsible for all the volcanic activity in the country.

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