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The volcanic eruption in Iceland is expected to end

The volcanic eruption in Iceland is expected to end

The latest volcanic eruption in southwest Iceland will likely end in just a few days. Seismic activity above the magma tunnel continues to decrease and ground movements may have slowed significantly, the Icelandic Meteorological Agency said on Friday afternoon (local time). The agency wrote that this information indicates that magma is no longer flowing into the tunnel and that the eruption has ended.

The risk levels in the risk assessment for the area have been reduced accordingly. However, experts have warned that in the nearby coastal town of Grindavik, there is still a high risk that the ground within the town could collapse into cracks.

The renewed eruption began in a volcanic area on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest of the capital, Reykjavik, last Sunday. During the eruption, hot lava also engulfed three homes on the northern outskirts of Grindavik, the first time homes had been destroyed in this way in Iceland since 1973. In the past few days, the situation at the site has calmed down significantly: the glowing red lava is no longer It emerges from cracks in the ground.

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