Cracks in roads as Iceland braces for volcanic eruption

STORY: The Icelandic Meteorological Office said on Saturday (November 11) that there was a “considerable” risk of an eruption on or just off the Reykjanes peninsula because of the size of the underground magma intrusion and the rate at which it was moving.

Iceland’s Civil Protection Agency ordered overnight from Friday to Saturday a complete evacuation of Grindavik, a fishing town of around 3,000 residents.

The Reykjanes region has seen several eruptions in unpopulated areas in recent years. The latest is expected to begin on the seabed just southwest of Grindavik, the meteorological office said.

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