Photos of Iceland volcano eruption show lava fountains, miles-long crack in Earth south of Grindavik

Iceland’s volcanic eruption could last months

Iceland’s volcano continues to spew lava, and eruption could last months


A volcano in southern Iceland, near Grindavik, began erupting in spectacular fashion Monday night following weeks of warning signs, including thousands of earthquakes.

Iceland’s Meteorological Office said the eruption opened an approximately 2.5-mile-long fissure and created lava fountains up to 98 feet high.

Last month, the 3,400 residents of the fishing village of GrindavĂ­k, the town nearest the volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, were evacuated in anticipation of the pending eruption.

Faris Tanyos