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Southwest Iceland volcano begins to erupt once again


A volcano in southwest Iceland exploded on Wednesday, sending out red rivers of hot liquid rock. It forced the evacuation of the famous Blue Lagoon spa.

The eruption started in the afternoon after some earthquakes near a town called Grindavik. The town has 3,800 people and they were all asked to leave.

The Met Office says that lava is shooting up to 50 meters (165 feet) into the sky from a crack in the ground that is about one kilometer (1,100 yards) long.

The Blue Lagoon spa was cleared out before the volcano started to erupt, according to RUV, the national broadcaster.

Iceland is a country in the North Atlantic that has a lot of volcanoes. They have eruptions often and they know how to handle them well. The biggest problem recently was when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010. It sent a lot of ash into the sky and caused many airports in Europe to close.

The most recent eruptions show that the Svartsengi volcano is waking up after being quiet for almost 800 years. We don’t know when the activity will stop or what it means for the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is one of the most crowded parts of Iceland.

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