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New Volcanic Eruption Unleashes Fountains of Lava in South-West Iceland

In a stunning display of natural forces, fountains of lava have erupted from a fissure in south-west Iceland, marking the third volcanic eruption in the region since December. Captivating footage captured from the Reykjanes peninsula showcases molten rock gracefully flowing along a fissure stretching approximately 3km (1.86 miles) near Sylingarfell.

The eruptive event, characterized by plumes of lava soaring more than 50m (160ft) into the sky, was witnessed by a Coast Guard helicopter traversing the peninsula early on Thursday morning.

The town of Grindavik, which had already been evacuated during the previous eruption on January 14, found itself once again affected. On Thursday, guests were promptly instructed to vacate the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa due to the unfolding volcanic activity. The recurrence of such events underscores the dynamic geological activity in the region, captivating both local and global attention.

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