Iceland volcano eruption ends but leaves residents in the cold

February 10, 2024

BLUE LAGOON, Iceland -- Iceland's latest volcanic eruption appeared to have ended on Friday but left a trail of damage to roads and pipelines, cutting hot water to parts of the Reykjanes peninsula during freezing temperatures. The eruption began on Thursday, spewing orange lava 80 metres (260 feet) high from a 3 km (2 mile) crack in the earth. It was the third eruption in the area, just south of the capital Reykjavik, since December. Schools, kindergartens, museums and other public institutions in the region were closed on Friday as the lava had hit hot water pipes used to supply geothermally-heated water. Some 20 people had worked overnight to restore hot water via an emergency pipeline that was already under construction, utility HS Orka said in a post on Facebook.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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