The volcanic activity was mainly in three craters, but natural disaster expert Einar Hjörleifsson at Iceland’s Meteorological Office Vedurstofa explains to Ruv that two of them on Friday seem to have merged into one.
Thursday’s eruption hit a hot water line, and 25,000 inhabitants in Suðurnes, the southern part of the Reykjanes peninsula, are without hot water.
Power lines are also threatened, and there is a certain risk that the power may also go out. In addition, a road close to the Svartsengi power plant is blocked.
The Blue Lagoon tourist attraction has been evacuated because the lava has reached a road leading to the facility.
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