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Iceland earthquakes: Huge cracks appear on roads in town at risk of volcanic eruption

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Iceland earthquakes: Huge cracks appear on roads in volcano-threatened town

Roads have begun to crack and buildings buckle under the pressure of underground magma as Iceland prepares for a possible volcanic eruption.

Around 900 earthquakes hit the south of the country on Monday 13 November, with tens of thousands of tremors reported in the region of Reykjanes in recent weeks.

In the coastal town of Grindavik, where thousands of people have been evacuated, road surfaces have cracked and crumbled away.

“All roads to Grindavik are closed and traffic on them is forbidden,” the Road Administration of Iceland wrote on Facebook, sharing footage of the damage.

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