Volcanic eruption strikes southwest Iceland again

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Published: 2024-02-08 10:32

Last Updated: 2024-05-27 14:36


Volcanic eruption strikes southwest Iceland again
Volcanic eruption strikes southwest Iceland again

Lava spewed from a volcanic eruption in southwest Iceland for the third time since December 2023.

Local media reported that the eruption began about 40 minutes after seismic activity in the area commenced.

The previous eruption started on Jan. 14 and lasted for about two days, with lava flows reaching the outskirts of the town of Grindavík. Approximately 4,000 people were evacuated, leading to fire breaking out in some homes.