On Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, a volcano erupted after more small disasters. Around 10:17 pm, the eruption began, about 4 kilometers east of Grindavik, and lava could be seen along a mountain ridge.
According to the Icelandic Met Office, the eruption’s intensity decreased by early Tuesday, but its length is still unknown. Professor Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson, who surveyed the area, said it might come to an end soon or last for some time.
Despite being 20 kilometers away from the volcano, Keflavik International Airport is still available, but the street connecting it to Grindavik is blocked.
Due to numerous little tremors in the Reykjanes Peninsula, the nation’s most thickly populated region, Iceland declared a state of emergency in November. 4, 000 occupants were evacuated due to fears of a possible explosion; they were quickly allowed to return only to obtain their belongings.
Some people were nearby because the eruption occurred on Monday night, prompting authorities to issue a warning to everyone to stay away from the area.
The threat was emphasized by Vidir Reynisson of Iceland’s Civil Protection and Emergency Management, who advised people to avoid viewing it as a tourist destination and to see from some distance.
The hydrothermal fissure is located about 4 km west of Stóra-Skógfell and about 2 km to Sundhnk’s east.
Despite instructions, the spectacle captures viewers ‘ attention, with a holiday describing it as looking movie-like. A European tour guide in Iceland expressed wonder at the sight but also noted conflicting feelings, acknowledging the potential danger to the adjacent town. Local reactions range.
Concerns about potential dust impact on flights have been raised by the continuous eruption. Minor dust emissions are indicated by an orange aircraft alert for Iceland.
Icelandair and Play have not reported any delays or major disruptions for airlines to Keflavik International Airport. If this shifts, flights guarantee immediate notification to passengers and advise them to keep a close eye on their messages.
In the midst of the condition, the streets to Grindavik and the Blue Lagoon are closed for inspection.
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