Drone Footage Captures Fiery Volcanic Landscape at Dawn Near Evacuated Icelandic Town

Iceland's met office reported a new volcanic eruption in the country's southwestern Reykjanes peninsula early on February 8, north of the evacuated town of Grindavik, where several buildings were https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/300369?search_term=Grindavik destroyed by lava in January. According to the https://en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/a-seismic-swarm-started-north-of-grindavik-last-night Icelandic Meteorological Office, the eruption occurred northeast of the Sylingarfell mountain at around 5:30 am on Thursday morning. Mesmerizing drone footage recorded by Hordur Kristleifsson captured the fiery landscape at dawn, with Kristleifsson saying, "Everyone is safe and lava is not heading towards Grindavik." Iceland's national broadcaster RUV https://www.ruv.is/english/2024-02-08-eruption-started-on-reykjanes-peninsula-404272 also said there was no immediate threat to the town of Grindavik, or the nearby geothermal power plant. The eruptive fissure was said to be about 3 km long, with lava flows being "slightly less" than during an initial eruption on December 18, the met office https://en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/a-seismic-swarm-started-north-of-grindavik-last-night said. (Footage by Hordur Kristleifsson / @h0rdur/Storyful via Getty Images UGC)
Iceland's met office reported a new volcanic eruption in the country's southwestern Reykjanes peninsula early on February 8, north of the evacuated town of Grindavik, where several buildings were https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/300369?search_term=Grindavik destroyed by lava in January. According to the https://en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/a-seismic-swarm-started-north-of-grindavik-last-night Icelandic Meteorological Office, the eruption occurred northeast of the Sylingarfell mountain at around 5:30 am on Thursday morning. Mesmerizing drone footage recorded by Hordur Kristleifsson captured the fiery landscape at dawn, with Kristleifsson saying, "Everyone is safe and lava is not heading towards Grindavik." Iceland's national broadcaster RUV https://www.ruv.is/english/2024-02-08-eruption-started-on-reykjanes-peninsula-404272 also said there was no immediate threat to the town of Grindavik, or the nearby geothermal power plant. The eruptive fissure was said to be about 3 km long, with lava flows being "slightly less" than during an initial eruption on December 18, the met office https://en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/a-seismic-swarm-started-north-of-grindavik-last-night said. (Footage by Hordur Kristleifsson / @h0rdur/Storyful via Getty Images UGC)
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