While sharing his video on YouTube, Bjorn Steinbekk wrote, "I really thought I would never see my drone again, but man, this was so thrilling to capture!!!" It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime kind of a capture.
A red cloud lit up the night sky after the eruption began in Fagradalsfjall on Friday. A no-fly zone was established in the area, but the eruption did not pose any immediate danger to people in Grindavik or critical infrastructure.
More than 40,000 earthquakes occurred on the peninsula in the past four weeks before the eruption. It was a massive jump from the 1,000-3,000 earthquakes registered each year since 2014.