As this publication reported on November 10th, 2023, the entire population of Grindavik, Iceland was evacuated due to tectonic and volcanic activity under the city. That volcano has finally erupted.
At approximately 1750 EST, eyewitnesses reported lava plumes shooting more than 400 feet in the air. Emergency crews and law enforcement that had established the evacuation cordon around the city have now fled to fall-back positions. The entire population of 3200 people has already been evacuated.
? #Eruption has started again at Reykjanes peninsula. Now closer to the town of Grindavik near the Blue Lagoon. News is just breaking and first pictures are coming in #iceland pic.twitter.com/xacRcVUr6i
— Vidar Svansson (@pjesi) December 18, 2023
Grindavikurvegur road to the city is now impassible. No employees or contractors are at the Svartsengi Geothermal Powerplant.
Það sem við vitum um gosið í Sundhnúkagígaröðinni.
-Neyðarstigi lýst yfir.
-Engir starfsmenn HS Orku eru í Svartsengi.
-Verktakar á svæðinu komnir í öruggt skjól.
-Reykjanesbraut hefur verið lokað og fólk beðið að rýma hana.
Hér má sjá myndir sem hafa borist fréttastofu pic.twitter.com/hTrAmmP37v
— Fréttastofa RÚV (@RUVfrettir) December 18, 2023
This is developing.