Molten Lava Pours From Volcano While People Play Nearby

Rut Einarsdóttir @ruteinars / Twitter

Rut Einarsdottir from London, England, caught something on camera that most people probably never get to see – a group of people playing volleyball in front of an erupting volcano.

Called the Fagradalsfjall volcano, it’s located on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula. It started erupting on March 20th and Rut says it’s kind of like a tourist attraction for the community now. She filmed and shared the video of the people playing volleyball to her Twitter account on March 27th.

Rut said on Twitter, People casually playing volleyball at the volcano in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland yesterday.” 

The group in the video didn’t seem to mind that they were meters away from the active volcano. It could have easily killed everyone in the surrounding area with just one blast of molten hot ash into the air, or being hit by hot lava rocks raining down.

Fortunately, everyone was fine and everyone enjoyed their time. Rut took a few more videos and shared one on Twitter. This one showed what it was like to wake up earlier that morning next to the volcano with her friend.

“Cheers, my deer,” her friend said in the video before clinking glasses with Rut.

The volcano seems to be getting more active by the day and has melted many drones trying to fly over and take video footage. Sometimes authorities have to keep tourists from getting too close, but when it calms down again, they return to its edges to take a look around.

If you want to see some new crazy footage of the volcano, YouTube channel World Is Dangerous shared a compilation video of it and all its glory. Click below to watch that video.

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