Iceland: Volcanic eruption puts on fiery spectacle near Grindavik

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatari state media]

“A volcano in southwestern Iceland has erupted for the fifth time this year. It is Sundhnukagigar’s most powerful eruption since the volcanic system became active three years ago. The fiery spectacle began shortly after the end of an eight-week-long eruption that occurred between Hagafell and Stora-Skogfell on the same Reykjanes peninsula. The lava fountains reached 50 metres (164 feet) high and the length of the fissure was about 3.4km (2.1 miles), the Icelandic Meteorological Office said in a statement. Flights continued as usual at the capital Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport, according to the airport’s website.” (05/30/24)