Thu 04-08-2022 09:46 AM
COPENHAGEN, 4th August, 2022 (WAM) — Emergency plans were activated in Iceland after a volcano erupted on Wednesday, with glowing lava flows bubbling up in an event that was widely expected after a flurry of seismic activity, German press agency (dpa) reported.
The eruption started near the mountain Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula south-west of Reykjavik, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) said in the afternoon.
Local officials have implemented emergency plans, they said. Police advised people to avoid the area.
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