In Grindavik, Iceland (December 19, 2023) - A spectacular, yet potentially disruptive, volcanic eruption unfolded in Iceland Monday night, spewing fiery lava jets and casting an eerie glow across the southwestern sky. Icelandic authorities swiftly urged residents and tourists to stay clear of the active volcano, located close to the village of Grindavik.
The eruption, emanating from the Fagradalsfjall volcanic system, was preceded by a swarm of earthquakes, raising concerns and prompting close monitoring by Icelandic geologists. Around 10:17 p.m. local time, the volcano roared to life, sending molten rock hundreds of feet into the air and painting the. . .