Grindavik, a volcano located in southwestern Iceland, has erupted for the third time since December. This caused jets of lava to be released into the sky and resulted in the evacuation of the Blue Lagoon spa, one of Iceland’s biggest tourist attractions. The eruption began around 6 a.m. along a three-kilometer fissure northeast of Mount Sundhnukur.
According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the lava was flowing west and did not pose an immediate threat to Grindavik or a major power plant in the area. Civil defense officials mentioned that no one was believed to be in the town at the time of the eruption. The nearby Blue Lagoon closed at the start of the eruption and its guests were evacuated. A steaming lava flow moved along a road next to the spa.
The Reykjanes Peninsula volcanic system has had three eruptions since December. The most recent eruption is near Grindavik, which was evacuated in November and its eruption was on December 18th. Grindavik is now temporarily uninhabitable, with no confirmation of whether residents can return permanently. It’s also possible that eruptions in this area could last for decades or centuries.
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A stunning video from the Icelandic coast guard shows lava fountains rising more than 50 meters into a dark sky as it moves towards Grindavik and beyond.
The video footage captured by helicopter shows lava spewing out from underneath Mount Sundhnukur, creating a spectacular display of molten rock that reaches up to three kilometers high into