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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.