“Iceland volcano: Emergency declared over volcano Fagradalsfjall eruption concerns”

Iceland has declared a state of emergency after a series of earthquakes raised fears of a volcanic eruption. Authorities have ordered overnight thousands living in the southwestern town of Grindavík to evacuate as a precaution. The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) said there was a considerable risk of an eruption on or just off the Reykjanes peninsula. The probability of an eruption has increased since the morning, IMO says. An eruption could start at any time in the next few days, according to the statement. Thousands of tremors have been recorded around the nearby Fagradalsfjall volcano in recent weeks. They have been concentrated in Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, which had remained dormant to volcanic activity for 800 years before a 2021 eruption.