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Volcanic Eruption South of Reykjavik: Iceland on Alert

A volcanic eruption has occurred south of the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, following a series of small earthquakes. The eruption, located close to Hagafell, started around 22:17 GMT, and authorities are assessing its size and impact. The Iceland Meteorological Office has been monitoring seismic activity closely, and this eruption follows a period of intense earthquakes.

Residents of Grindavik, a nearby fishing port, had been evacuated in November due to the heightened seismic activity. Iceland is known for its frequent volcanic activity, with 33 active volcano systems, and this event underscores the ongoing geological dynamics in the region.