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A small vol­canic erup­tion at the Reyk­janes Penin­sula

At around 9 PM, March 19, a vol­canic erup­tion began at Geldin­gadalur on the Reyk­janes Penin­su­la.

The erup­tion site is in a val­ley, about 4.7 km inland from the south­ern coast of the penin­su­la. The erup­tion is con­sid­ered small and there's no risk to Reyk­javík, pop­u­lated places and infra­struc­ture. There are no dis­rup­tions to inter­na­tional flights nei­ther.

The erup­tion is clas­si­fied as a fis­sure erup­tion (often referred to as Ice­landic-­type) and does not usu­ally result in large explo­sions or sig­nif­i­cant pro­duc­tion of ash dis­persed into the stratos­phere.

The erup­tion may last for months or years to come, pro­vid­ing excit­ing oppor­tu­in­ties for film pro­duc­tions.

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