REYKJAVIK, Iceland – A long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland came to life on Friday night and spilled lava on two sides, the first volcanic eruption in the area in nearly 800 years

The first aerial photographs published on the Icelandic Meteorological Office’s Facebook page so far showed a relatively small eruption in which two lava flows flowed in opposite directions Kilometers away is

The emergency management department said they did not expect evacuations because the volcano is in a remote valley about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the nearest road

The Fagradals Mountain volcano has been since 6000 years inactive, and no volcano had erupted on the Reykjanes peninsula for 781 years

There have been signs of a possible eruption recently, with earthquakes having been occurring daily for the past three weeks, however, volcanologists were still surprised as seismic activity had calmed down prior to the eruption

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World News – CA – The long dormant volcano comes to life in southwest Iceland