‘No signals were seen:’ Iceland volcano could erupt again without warning as magma still moving beneath Grindavík

More volcanic eruptions could hit Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula in the coming days and weeks, the country’s Met Office has warned. Two new fissures appeared in the south of the country on Sunday (Jan. 14) close to the town of Grindavík, with lava destroying three houses. 

“We haven’t seen events like this in the Reykjanes Peninsula for about 800 years,” David Pyle, a volcanologist at the University of Oxford, told Live Science in an email. “But we have now had five small eruptions in the space of just three years.”

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