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ICELAND ERUPTION: Imminent eruption in Iceland


12/11/2023

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A Town Evacuated as Seismic Activity Increases

The recent⁣ tremors in ⁢Iceland are signaling an imminent and significant volcanic eruption, according to experts. Over the past ​few weeks, seismographs have been recording earthquakes on the Reyjanes peninsula,‌ located in the southwest of the country. ​These tremors are caused by unusually active underground magma currents.

As a precautionary measure, the fishing town of‍ Grindavik, situated⁢ near⁣ the popular tourist attraction, the Blue Lagoon, has been evacuated. The town, home to 3,400 residents, ​had to leave their homes due to the potential ⁢danger.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office has reported that the magma​ stream is estimated to be approximately 10 kilometers long and 5 kilometers deep.

Seismic activity⁤ in the last hours ⁢| Iceland Meteorological Office

According to volcanologist Thorvaldur ‍Thordarson, an eruption could occur within hours⁣ or a few days. The volcanoes in this area have been dormant until 2021 when they resumed⁤ activity with three major eruptions, none of which were explosive. However, the possibility of an explosive eruption cannot be ruled out, which would have severe consequences for air traffic.

A similar situation occurred in 2010 with ‍the famous‌ eruption⁤ of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano,​ which disrupted air traffic in Europe for several weeks.

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Contact the Environment section at crisisclimatica@prensaiberica.es

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  1. “Breathtaking and unpredictable, Iceland’s volcanic power showcases nature’s raw beauty. Let’s hope the imminent eruption unfolds without danger, captivating the world with its mesmerizing spectacle.”

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