Yet Another Volcanic Eruption

During the night, just before 03:00 local time, there was an increase in seismic activity near the town of Grindavík. Soon after an immediate evacuation was ordered. At 07:57 a volcanic eruption began near the town.

The inhabitants had been allowed to return after the end of the previous eruption but many had yet to do so. There had already been signs of activity and the town was supposed to be evacuated by Monday.

As I write this, the lava-flow is about 450m (about a third of mile) from the edge of town.

The best way to keep of with news of the eruption is at the RÚV (Icelandic state radio and TV) website. They also have webcams near to the eruption site.

10 Replies to “Yet Another Volcanic Eruption”

  1. @oligneisti funnily enough, my wife and I have just been chatting about the volcano as we've heard nothing recently. Thank you for the update. I hope everyone stays safe.

  2. I just read that normal Icelandic houses aren't built to withstand lava. Which doesn't seem like something people needed to be told.

    A lot of the news is like that. People just keep saying things because everyone is reading, listening and watching. We keep hearing that the situation is uncertain which is also seems obvious.

    People apparently need to be told that they shouldn't go near the eruption without permission and guidance.


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