Grindavik volcano eruption prompts new evacuations

30 May 2024
2024-05-30 10:34

A volcano in Grindavik, Iceland, erupted again on Wednesday, spewing lava and clouds of ash into the air. Iceland's Met Office said the volcano was shooting lava about 50 meters high from a fissure that was around 1 kilometer long.

It is the fifth volcanic eruption in the region since December, and it comes almost three weeks after the end of the previous eruption. Authorities have declared a state of emergency, and a few residents who returned to the nearby town of Grindavik since it was evacuated in late 2023 were once again ordered to leave.

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