The nation’s meteorological company mentioned a volcano has begun to erupt close to Iceland’s essential airport.
The eruption was close to Mount Fagradalsfjall, 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the capital Reykjavik, the Icelandic Meteorological Workplace mentioned.
A stay video feed from the positioning reveals molten lava and smoke spewing from a fissure within the floor.
The airport stays open and no flights have been disrupted.
It comes after days of small earthquakes within the space.
The eruption close to Keflavik Airport, Iceland’s worldwide air visitors hub.
An eruption in the identical space final 12 months produced spectacular lava flows over a number of months.
Iceland, situated on a volcanic hotspot within the North Atlantic, has an eruption each 4 to 5 years on common.
The largest disruption occurred in 2010, when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano despatched clouds of ash into the ambiance, making air journey for days between Europe and North America attributable to considerations that the ash might injury the jet engine.
Greater than 100,000 flights have been grounded and thousands and thousands of passengers stranded.
However not like the 2010 eruption, this one isn’t anticipated to spew a lot ash or smoke into the ambiance.