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Updated On Dec 21, 2023 10:15 AM IST
  • The volcano eruption started at about 10:20 p.m. local time on Monday in a town about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.
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Lava flows from a volcano in Iceland were slowing on Wednesday, the Icelandic Metrological Office said on Wednesday. The volcano erupted in southwestern Iceland late on Monday north of Grindavik, a fishing town of 3,400 people on the Reykjanes Peninsula.  (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 10:15 AM IST

Lava flows from a volcano in Iceland were slowing on Wednesday, the Icelandic Metrological Office said on Wednesday. The volcano erupted in southwestern Iceland late on Monday north of Grindavik, a fishing town of 3,400 people on the Reykjanes Peninsula.  (REUTERS)

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A helicopter flies near a volcano spewing lava and smoke as it erupts near Grindavik, Iceland.(via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 10:15 AM IST

A helicopter flies near a volcano spewing lava and smoke as it erupts near Grindavik, Iceland.(via REUTERS)

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The eruption spewed lava and smoke more than 100 metres (330 feet) into the air in a dramatic finale to weeks of waiting after the alarm was first raised over the seismic activity. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The eruption spewed lava and smoke more than 100 metres (330 feet) into the air in a dramatic finale to weeks of waiting after the alarm was first raised over the seismic activity. (REUTERS)

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By early Tuesday afternoon, the Icelandic Meteorological Office reported that the size of the volcanic eruption at Sundhnuksgígar “continues to diminish.'' (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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By early Tuesday afternoon, the Icelandic Meteorological Office reported that the size of the volcanic eruption at Sundhnuksgígar “continues to diminish.'' (AP)

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The eruption appears to have occurred about four kilometers (2½ miles) from the town of Grindavik, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said.  (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The eruption appears to have occurred about four kilometers (2½ miles) from the town of Grindavik, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said.  (AP)

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The region had been active for more than two years and thousands of small earthquakes rattled the area in recent weeks. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The region had been active for more than two years and thousands of small earthquakes rattled the area in recent weeks. (AP)

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First there was a series of small earthquakes. Then lava that's around 1,200 C (nearly 2,200 F) began pouring out of a fissure about four kilometers (2½ miles) long. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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First there was a series of small earthquakes. Then lava that's around 1,200 C (nearly 2,200 F) began pouring out of a fissure about four kilometers (2½ miles) long. (AP)

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office estimated that hundreds of cubic meters of lava per second flowed out in the first two hours of the eruption. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Icelandic Meteorological Office estimated that hundreds of cubic meters of lava per second flowed out in the first two hours of the eruption. (AP)

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In November, authorities evacuated Grindavik after thousands of small earthquakes shook the area for more than two weeks. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In November, authorities evacuated Grindavik after thousands of small earthquakes shook the area for more than two weeks. (REUTERS)

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The residents from the area have been evacuated and most surrounding roads remain closed. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The residents from the area have been evacuated and most surrounding roads remain closed. (AP)

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Iceland is one of Earth's most volcanically active areas, with 32 active volcanic sites. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 10:15 AM IST

Iceland is one of Earth's most volcanically active areas, with 32 active volcanic sites. (AP)

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