The long-dormant Iceland Fagradalsfjall volcano may not look very impressive during daytime hours, but at night, you can see that its still going strong.

Fagradalsfjall volcano near Reykjavik began erupting on March 20, its first eruption in 800 years.

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.

According to NOAA, “the mid-ocean ridge is the most extensive chain of mountains on Earth, stretching nearly 65,000 kilometers (40,390 miles) and with more than 90 percent of the mountain range lying in the deep ocean.”

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March 30, 2021 at 10:15PM