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Iceland volcano spews red streams of lava toward an evacuated town I HORRIFIC PICS

A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December, spewing red lava that once again threatened the coastal town of Grindavik and led to the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

ajeet-kumar Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 [Updated: May 30, 2024 23:54 IST]
  • A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December.
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    A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December.
  • Spewing red lava that once again threatened the coastal town of Grindavik
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    Spewing red lava that once again threatened the coastal town of Grindavik
  • It led to the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
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    It led to the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
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  • The eruption began in the early afternoon following a series of earthquakes.
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    The eruption began in the early afternoon following a series of earthquakes.
  • Although activity began to calm down by early evening, the eruption was estimated to be the area's most vigorous so far.
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    Although activity began to calm down by early evening, the eruption was estimated to be the area's most vigorous so far.
  • Barriers built to protect Grindavik deflected the flowing lava that cut off two of the three roads leading to town.
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    Barriers built to protect Grindavik deflected the flowing lava that cut off two of the three roads leading to town.
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  •  The Blue Lagoon thermal spa was evacuated before the eruption began.
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    The Blue Lagoon thermal spa was evacuated before the eruption began.
  • Notably, Iceland, which sits above a volcanic hot spot in the North Atlantic, sees regular eruptions.
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    Notably, Iceland, which sits above a volcanic hot spot in the North Atlantic, sees regular eruptions.
  • The most disruptive in recent times was the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano.
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    The most disruptive in recent times was the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano.
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  • The lava spewed huge clouds of ash into the atmosphere and led to widespread airspace closures over Europe.
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    The lava spewed huge clouds of ash into the atmosphere and led to widespread airspace closures over Europe.
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