A volcano erupted on Thursday in southwest Iceland for the second time this year, the country's meteorological office said, making it the sixth outbreak on the Reykjanes peninsula since 2021.
Live video from the area showed fountains of bright-orange molten rock spewing from fissures in the ground.
The previous eruption started on Jan. 14 and lasted roughly two days, with lava flows reaching the outskirts of the Grindavik fishing town, whose nearly 4,000 inhabitants had been evacuated, setting some houses alight.
Despite downgrading the volcanic system's threat level, the local authorities have warned of further eruptions as land continued to rise in the area due to magma accumulating underground.
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