Information about Eldfell

 

Eldfell ('Mountain of Fire') is a composite volcano cone in Heimaey in the Westman Islands.It is just over 200 meters high.

The volcano brought the islands to international attention when it erupted at the outskirts of the village there in 1973. Many homes were destroyed and the entire population had to temporarily flee to the Icelandic mainland. 

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