Iceland lowers threat level due to volcanic eruption

Iceland’s national police commissioner lowered the volcano’s threat level on Friday, the country’s disaster management agency said in a statement.

The eruption occurred in southwestern Iceland on Monday evening, after weeks of seismic activity that had already led to the complete evacuation of a town of 4,000 residents.

“Today there is no visible activity on the volcano and that is why this decision has been made,” the disaster agency said in a statement, adding. The emergency level has been lowered to danger.

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However, the Icelandic Meteorological Office has warned that the chance of an eruption in the region surrounding the volcanic system is decreasing. Svartsengi, where magma continues to accumulate, is becoming heavier every day.

“This development will likely lead to further penetration of the dike and ultimately to a volcanic eruption. The agency announced this in a statement on Friday evening.

Source: La Neta Neta