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.
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 Grindavík, a town of more than 3,000 people near the volcano which is active.