Today: Thursday, 29 February 2024 year

A volcano erupted in Iceland.

A volcano erupted in Iceland.

A volcanic eruption occurred this morning on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, the country’s weather service reported.

“Today at 5.30 am, strong seismic activity began northeast of Mount Silingarfell. Approximately 30 minutes later, a volcanic eruption began at the site,” the service said in a statement.

It adds that, based on photographs taken by the coast guard, the eruption is occurring in the same location where the eruption occurred on December 18, 2023.

The crack caused by the eruption stretches three kilometers from Mount Sundnukur, the weather service said.

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.