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Icelandic gov’t orders evacuation of Grindavik due to volcanic eruption

Reykjavik, Mar 3 (UNI) The Icelandic authorities are evacuating residents of the town of Grindavik due to the threat of a volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula in the south of the country, Icelandic media reported.
On Saturday, the RUV broadcaster reported, citing the Icelandic Meteorological Office, that a magma flow appeared 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) east of Mount Sylingarfell, caused by intense seismic activity in the area.
High volcanic activity is typical to Iceland due to its being situated at the intersection of large tectonic plates. In 2010, the eruption of the large Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused days of air traffic disruptions across the Atlantic and most of Western Europe. In March 2021, another large volcano, Fagradalsfjall, believed to had been dormant for the past 6,000 years, started erupting following a series of over 40,000 small earthquakes. Located just some 18 miles from the capital city Reykjavik, it erupted again in September 2021, August 2022 and this July. UNI/SPUTNIK AKS
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