This is the second volcano eruption the Reykjanes Peninsula has seen in a matter of weeks.
The website reports on the recent volcanic eruption in southwest Iceland, with molten lava flowing into the town of Grindavik, causing evacuations. This marks the second eruption in the region within weeks. Although anti-lava walls were in place, the town faces potential infrastructure damage. The evacuation order affects 10% of Grindavik’s population. The situation is being monitored closely, with a police alert level increase and aerial footage capturing the dramatic scenes.
The article highlights the safety of Keflavik airport despite the eruption, as it hasn’t produced ash affecting flights. The report mentions a preceding earthquake and emphasizes the ongoing seismic activity in the Reykjanes Peninsula. Notably, the article compares the recent eruption to the previous one, underscoring the potential threat to Grindavik.
The evacuation order is justified by the Icelandic Meteorological Office’s hazard assessment, citing increased risk from volcanic fissures. The government anticipates the order to last for three weeks, allowing exceptions for official business or short resident visits. Iceland’s volcanic history, with 32 active volcanoes, is discussed, and experts don’t foresee a repeat of the 2010 chaos caused by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano due to the absence of glacial ice involvement.
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