The ongoing volcano in Holuhraun, Iceland is now the most dangerous place in the country. Not only is the volcano erupting fire and stones all over the place, but molten lava is also flowing fast in all directions. On top of that life threatening sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas is swarming around the crater and traveling with the wind.
Trespassers Arrested - Dangerous Gas
A warning was recently issued for northern parts of the East fjords of Iceland, where high levels of SO2 were being emitted by the eruption and the wind was carrying it that way.
Everyone knows about the volcano in Iceland, and the area has officially been closed down, allowing only scientists and sometimes journalists to enter. But people have been sneaking into the area, without proper authorization, leaving them unregistered and therefore in even more danger. The Icelandic police has arrested several people for trespassing. The Department of Civil Protection stresses the importance of respecting the closings. They are for your own good.
Photos from Nasa
Below are photos from NASA showing the Holuhraun lava field. The photos are from September 6th and then the lava field was 16 square kilometers (6.2 sq. miles) but since then it's area has increased to over 20 square kilometers.