The volcano in Iceland has erupted, sending lava towards a nearby town near the country's main airport.

The volcano in Iceland has erupted, sending lava towards a nearby town near the country’s main airport.

Iceland volcano erupts

Iceland volcano erupts


A volcano has erupted2003 summer

During the summer of 2003, in the southwestern region of Iceland.

The second occurrence within a month.

, ejecting partially melted lava in the direction of a neighboring community.

According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, an eruption occurred around 8 a.m. on Sunday following a series of earthquakes near Grindavik. RUV television reported that the town was evacuated overnight.

According to Kristín Jónsdóttir of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, there is a lava flow located a short distance north of the town, measuring between 400 and 500 meters. The lava is headed in the direction of Grindavik.

In November, the inhabitants of Grindavik were forced to evacuate their houses due to a succession of earthquakes and a volcanic eruption. They were unable to return to the town for six weeks but were finally permitted to do so on December 22nd.

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The Iceland Civil Protection published through REUTERS.

The small town of 3,800 near Iceland’s primary airport was forced to evacuate on November 10th due to a series of earthquakes that caused cracks and fissures in the ground between the town and Sýlingarfell, a nearby mountain. The popular tourist destination, Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, was also temporarily closed.

In the following weeks, protective structures were constructed around the volcano in an effort to redirect the flow of lava away from the nearby community. However, the barriers north of Grindavik have been compromised and the lava is now advancing towards the community, as reported by the meteorological office.

Iceland, which sits above a volcanic hot spot in the North Atlantic, averages an eruption every four to five years. The most disruptive in recent times was the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which spewed huge clouds of ash into the atmosphere and led to widespread airspace closures over Europe.