Volcano erupts again on Reykjanes Peninsula: media reports-Xinhua

Volcano erupts again on Reykjanes Peninsula: media reports

Source: Xinhua| 2024-02-08 16:52:30|Editor: huaxia

HELSINKI, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Volcanic eruption near the southwestern Icelandic town of Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula resumed early Thursday morning, media reports said.

The location is close to the eruption that started on Dec. 18, 2023. The fissure is 3 km long, with the lava flowing to the west. There is no immediate threat to Grindavik.

The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa and one of Iceland's most popular attractions, was evacuated this morning when the eruption started, reports said.

Helga Arnadottir, director of sales, operations, and services at the Blue Lagoon, told local media that the guests had been transferred to hotels in nearby towns Keflavik and Reykjavik.

According to media reports, the Blue Lagoon will be closed on Thursday.