#Iceland

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Ice shelves at vulnerable condition due to temperature rise. (Picture Credit- representative image/@Unsplash)

  • Antarctic's ice shelf area may be at risk if global temperature reach four derees celsious
  • Ice shelves are important buffers preventing glaciers
  • if temperature rises, we may lose more Antarctic ice shelves in coming decades

.Reykjavík, Iceland
A volcano erupted in Iceland two weeks ago. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A fresh fissure had opened up and begun spitting out lava in Iceland
  • The 200-metre long fissure is 1 km from the first eruption in the Geldingadalur valley
  • Iceland has more active volcanoes than any other country in Europe

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.Reykjavík, Iceland
A volcano erupted in Iceland on Friday. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • YouTuber Bjorn Steinbekk managed to capture stunning videos of Fagradalsfjall volcano
  • He flew his drone dangerously close to the lava spewing volcano
  • The eruption did not cause any major damage or injuries to the Icelanders

.Finland
This year's World Happiness Report 2021 was released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Friday. (Photo Credit: UnSplash)

  • The International Day of Happiness is observed on March 20, every year
  • World Happiness Report 2021 ranks world's 149 countries on "how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be"
  • This year, Finland topped the list, followed by Iceland and Denmark

.Reykjavík, Iceland
Fagradals Mountain volcano erupted just near Iceland's capital Reykjavik on Friday. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ AP/PTI)

  • A volcanic eruption started near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur at 8.45pm on Friday
  • Local authories requested people living within several miles of the volcano to remain indoors
  • Known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland is Europe's biggest and most active volcanic region

.Reykjavík, Iceland
There are about 130 volcanoes in Iceland. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @JakeSucky)

  • A volcano erupted in Iceland's Fagradalsfjall on Friday 
  • It is 25 miles away from the capital Reykjavik
  • There are different types of volcanic eruptions based on the type of rock

.Reykjanesbær, Iceland
Police and coast guard officials raced to the scene late Friday. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The Krysuvik volcanic system is in the south of Mount Fagradalsfjall of Iceland
  • The area is uninhabited
  • The volcanic system has been inactive for the past 900 years

.Reykjavík, Iceland
Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) has noted the continuing tremors to be a potential sign for upcoming volcanic eruptions. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The first quake struck on February 24
  • The following quakes have all been above the magnitude of 5.0
  • Independent scientific organisation EMSC reported Sunday's quake