Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula was hit by a volcanic eruption final night time, turning the sky orange and placing civil protection forces on excessive alert.
The Icelandic Meteorological Workplace mentioned the volcanic eruption occurred about 3 kilometers from the city of Grindavik.
The gorgeous scene was documented from the scene as lava and semi-molten rock flowed down the ridge.
It’s price noting that final November the city of Grindavik was evacuated following robust seismic exercise within the space which destroyed homes and raised fears of a attainable volcanic eruption. A Coast Guard helicopter is deliberate to find out the precise location and measurement of the evacuation. eruption.
The city of Grindavik, a fishing city of three,400 inhabitants, is situated on the Reykjanes Peninsula, roughly 50 kilometers southwest of the capital, Reykjavik, and near Keflavik Airport, the primary airport for worldwide flights from Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon geothermal station close to the affected space, one among Iceland’s major vacationer points of interest, has been closed at the least till the top of December because of the volcanic risk.