A VOLCANO in southwest Iceland is erupting again this morning and spewing lava out of a new 1.9-mile crack in the earth.
It is the third to hit the area since December and has forced the evacuation of the nearby town and Blue Lagoon tourist resort.
ReutersA volcano spews lava and smoke as it erupts, near Grindavik[/caption]
AFPThe molten rock blew viciously out of the new fissure[/caption]
The eruption of the Sylingarfell volcano, located just 3km north of the fishing community of Grindavik, began at 6am local time after a sudden burst of earthquakes.
Lava fountains began shooting into the air as locals gasped in horror amid fears of more home being destroyed.
Iceland’s met office said it was roughly the exact same location as the major eruption on December 18.
One of Iceland’s biggest tourist attractions, the Blue Lagoon, was closed and guests were evacuated from hotels, local news reported.
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