Iceland: eruption in a volcanic fissure near Reykjavik

A volcanic eruption emanating from a fissure began near Reykjavik on Wednesday, the Meteorological Institute of Iceland said.

Iceland: eruption in a volcanic fissure near Reykjavik

A volcanic eruption emanating from a fissure began near Reykjavik on Wednesday, the Meteorological Institute of Iceland said.

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The fissure, from which lava could be seen erupting in local media footage, is located some 40 kilometers from Reykjavik, near the site of Mount Fagradalsfjall, where a volcano erupted in 2021.

“The eruption started near Fagradalsfjall. The exact location is yet to be confirmed,” the institute said on Twitter.

More details will follow.

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