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REYKJAVIK, Dec. 19, 2023

From our Overseas Bureau

Reportedly, a volcano in South-western Iceland has started erupting with lava fountains reaching up to 330 feet and the glow visible miles away in the center of the capital, Reykjavik.

Location of the fissure poses a risk to nearby Svartsengi geo-thermal power plant and to the town of GrindavĂ­k, which was evacuated last month because of heightened seismic activity.

Thorvaldur Thordarson, a Volcanologist in Iceland has said they are looking at a worst-case scenario. The eruption appears big and only about two kilometers from major infra-structure.

Notably, thousands of earthquakes had been detected in Iceland since late October, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office. In November, with homes and roads being damaged, the authorities declared a state of emergency and evacuated GrindavĂ­k, a town of more than 3,000 people near the volcano which is active.

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