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Danger of volcanoes in Iceland: People may not be able to return to their homes for a long time

Danger of volcanoes in Iceland: People may not be able to return to their homes for a long time

one nation Volcanic eruption A threatened city Grindavik Icelanders need to prepare for not being able to live in their homes for a long period of time. The authorities had the place at approx 3700 people They were evacuated as a precaution a week ago after a series of earthquakes. Many homes were damaged, Civil Defense Director Feder Rennison said, according to Icelandic broadcaster RUV on Saturday.

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The radio quoted him as saying that due to the ongoing uncertainty, residents will have to prepare to live elsewhere in the coming months. British television station Sky News showed aerial photos of the place, some of which showed clear cracks on the ground.

Iceland’s meteorological service believes that liquid rock is likely to emerge from a magma tunnel in the southwest of the country that has been active for weeks. In the past 24 hours, 1,700 earthquakes were recorded, including about 1,000 since midnight, the meteorological service wrote online Saturday afternoon.

Grindavik is located about 40 kilometers southwest of the capital, Reykjavik, and is threatened by a possible volcanic eruption for several days. Residents were forced to leave their homes a week ago because of a 15-kilometre-long magma tunnel running under Grindavik and reaching the sea floor. The nearby Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions, had previously been closed.

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