Video: A volcano in Iceland erupts for the fifth time since December world

Video: A volcano in Iceland erupts for the fifth time since December  world

Volcano eruption in Iceland

Volcano in southwest Iceland yether Wednesday (29) For the fifth time since DecemberThrowing lava 50 meters highshortly after the end of an eight-week eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula itself.

The authorities warned of the danger of new volcanic activity in the area south of the capital, Reykjavik, as studies showed the accumulation of magma underground.

“Lava fountains It reaches a height of 50 metres And length The fissure appears to be about 2.5 kilometers long and growingThe Icelandic Meteorological Office said in a statement.

Flights continued as usual at Reykjavik Keflavik Airport, according to the airport's website.

The event highlights the challenges facing Iceland, with scientists warning that recurring eruptions could occur in Reykjanes for decades or even centuries.

Wednesday's eruption was the eighth since 2021 on the peninsula, where about 30,000 people live, after geological systems that had been inactive for 800 years became active again.

The volcanic activity disrupted urban heating, closed major roads and flattened several homes in the fishing town of Grindavik, where only a handful of residents have returned since their evacuation in late 2023.

Police said Iceland's Civil Defense was placed on high alert, and authorities again ordered the evacuation of Grindavík.

Volcanic eruption in Iceland on May 29, 2024 – Photo: Clone/Reuters

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