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Iceland volcano update as billions of gallons of magma starts to erupt

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
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A fresh eruption on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula has begun releasing molten rock from an underground dike containing billions of gallons of magma. The Icelandic Meteorological Office said that the eruption began around 6 a.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) on Thursday morning, with lava fountains reaching heights of approximately 260 feet, sending a smoke plume nearly two miles into the sky. The smoke plume and glow of fresh lava were visible from miles around, including from the capital, Reykjavík, which sits on the northern side of the peninsula, pictures show....

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