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“An eruption has begun near Sundhnúkagígar, north of Grindavík,” the Icelandic meteorological office said on Wednesday, almost three weeks after the end of the previous eruption that started on March 16.

“Eruption plumes reach at least 50 metres,” he added.

The nearby Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, Iceland's biggest tourist attraction, said it was evacuating its facilities.

The explosion was the fifth explosion on the peninsula since December.

The weather office recorded "intense earthquake activity" before Wednesday's eruption.

He also reported that 20 million cubic meters of molten rock had accumulated in the magma chamber beneath Svartsengi, where a power plant provides electricity and water to about 30 thousand people on the peninsula.

The Svartsengi power plant has been evacuated and operated largely remotely since the first explosion at the site in December. Barriers were built to protect the power plant.

Most of Grindavík's 4,000 residents were permanently evacuated in November before eruptions occurred from December to March.

During the eruption in January, lava flowed into the streets of Grindavík, engulfing three houses. But a few residents had returned to neighborhoods with less risk of lava flows.
 

Albania News Agency

 

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