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240114 Sky Glows Orange Across Iceland's Reykjavik As Volcano Erupts In Distance


Sky glows orange across Iceland’s Reykjavik as volcano erupts in distance

The skies above Reykjavik in Iceland glowed orange among the darkness this morning (14 January), as a volcano around 50km away erupted in the distance.

In footage shared online, which was taken at around 9:30am local time, lava could be seen spewing down the volcano, heading towards Grindavik.

Several houses in the town have seen been seen going up in flames, as a result of defence barriers being broken by the lava.

The town was evacuated overnight, just months after a six week evacuation in November.

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