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Iceland calm amid continuous lava flow after volcanic eruption

The eruption started on Wednesday afternoon near the mountain Fagradalsfjall. Scientists expected one due to earthquakes and associated underground magma movements. There is no major danger to people or the surrounding area, according to findings so far.

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Glowing red lava was still flowing on Thursday after a volcanic eruption on Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula, about 30 kilometres south-west of the capital Reykjavik, a "relatively small" one according to the North Atlantic island's government.