A shocking video gives an account of the exact moment in which a photographer was able to grasp how a ash whirlwind on top of a volcano in Iceland.
The woman managed to capture the exact moment in which the phenomenon occurred, rarely portrayed, which gave rise to a whirlwind of steam and sulfur on the side of a volcano Fagradalsfjall.
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The photographer Nadine Galandi is the author of the striking images. She filmed how strong winds spun gases, steam, and volcanic ash in a huge whirlwind on the slope of the volcano.
The video was recorded in July 2021, during the last day of the eruption the volcano Fagradalsfjall, but it was not published on the Internet until February 2022, where it immediately gained great relevance and went viral.
On the other hand, it is necessary to comment that specialists define a volcanic ash storm as an event of massive remobilization of volcanic ash from wind action (via suspension, saltation and creep). Although the first reports on volcanic ash storms dating back to the early 20th century, associated with the resuspension of the deposits produced by the Novarupta (Alaska) eruption in 1912, it was not until the beginning of this century that the study of this volcanic hazard began to gain relevance.
The volcano Icelandic Fagradalsfjall It erupted in March 2021 and the images of its shocking lava flows and an incandescent glow visible from Reykjavik became all the rage in the local media and were replicated on multiple social networks.
At that time, the lava It emerged through a crack in the earth’s crust hundreds of meters long and produced a series of small fountains that reddened the night sky.
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The meteorologists They said the eruption was small and no one was in danger until it ceased activity in July 2021.