Video: Volcano erupts in Iceland, sending lava into nearby town

Volcano has erupted in southwestern Iceland, marking the second eruption in less than a month. The eruption, which occurred just before 8 a.m. on a Sunday, sent semi-molten rock hurtling toward the nearby settlement of Grindavík. 

This  event unfolded in the wake of a swarm of earthquakes that had rattled the region, as reported by the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

The evacuation efforts successfully relocated nearly 4,000 residents, ensuring their safety. There have been no reports of injuries or fatalities among the evacuated population, although challenges arose in moving some farm animals to safety.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir appealed for calm and unity among the affected residents. She encouraged the community to stand together, offering support and vigilance for one another during this challenging period.

She said: “Today is a black day for Grindavík and today is a black day for all of Iceland, but the sun will rise again. “Together we will deal with this shock and whatever may come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”

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