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A volcanic eruption that began in March has ended in Iceland.

A volcanic eruption that began in March has ended in Iceland.

A volcanic eruption on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwest of the country that began in March has ended, the country’s meteorological service said.

“Experts from the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Response flew drones over the eruption site of Mount Sundhnukur last night (local time) – there was no activity in the crater. Volcanic activity was decreasing yesterday, and no lava spatter was visible from the crater last night. This volcanic eruption, which lasted almost 54 days, has thus ended,” the weather service said in a statement.

However, the department points out that the accumulation of magma under the Svartsengi volcanic system continues, and there is a possibility that magma will soon flow back to the Sundhnukagigar series of craters.

In March, it was reported that a volcanic eruption began on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland; authorities evacuated residents of the town of Grindavik.


Iceland is characterized by significant volcanic activity, as it is home to several mountain-volcanic systems. In 2010, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano led to problems with air traffic over much of Western Europe.


The Fagradalsfjall volcano, located just seven kilometers from Grindavik and about 30 kilometers from the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, was considered dormant for 6 thousand years; on March 19, 2021, it began to erupt. This was preceded by a series of more than 40 thousand small earthquakes recorded on the Reykjanes Peninsula. After this, the volcano erupted again several times.