And the Darwin Award goes to….

Video of people standing dangerously close to Icelandic volcano (I think they’re nuts) while volcanic bombs fly through the air.
The lava is flowing like a rampaging river overflowing its banks.

Video taken on Friday night, 19 March 2021, of the erupting volcano in Iceland in the Fagradalsfjall mountains area.

The videographer  took what he (she?) describes as “a 3-hour difficult hike to see this once in a lifetime wonder of the earth.”

The video contains some spectacular footage of the Icelandic volcano eruption where you can see the lava splashing and flowing very aggressively.

(* A volcanic bomb is a mass of molten rock (tephra) larger than 64 mm (2.5 inches) in diameter, formed when a volcano ejects viscous lava fragment while erupting.)

Thanks to Laurel for this video

“Lotta Darwin award contenders here,” says Laurel. “The flows from the side vents aren’t slow or small.”

Here’s some drone footage of the same volcano:

Now picture such an eruption underwater, and imagine how much heat would pour into the ocean. That lava is probably running at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit or more.

Remember, Iceland is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a 40,000-mile-long chain of underwater volcanoes.

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March 26, 2021 at 10:20AM

One thought on “And the Darwin Award goes to….”

  1. Nifty footage! However, underwater volcanoes have a negligible effect on ocean temperatures. They do not significantly heat the water except VERY close to the lava. Divers can swim very close to molten lava, underwater, because the ocean is such an enormous heatsink.


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