On 14 January 2024, the volcano near the town of Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula erupted for the second time in less than a month. Lava flowed towards the town, but local residents have been evacuated and there were no casualties. The authorities said that some infrastructures may be under threat by the volcanic eruption.
On 18 December 2023, a volcanic eruption occurred near the town of Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The evacuation order issued by the Icelandic authorities for Grindavik in November 2023 remains in force.
On 10 November 2023, Icelandic authorities declared a state of emergency for the town of Grindavik, including the Blue Lagoon, due to a high risk of a volcanic eruption, and issued an evacuation order.
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