Volcano erupts 20 miles from Iceland’s largest airport

Volcano erupts 20 miles from Iceland's largest airport

A volcanic eruption has sent lava and smoke pouring out of the side of Mount Fagradalsfjall, near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik.

It comes after intense earthquake activity in the area. Local authorities said on Monday there was no imminent hazard to people in the region.

The volcano is located in the country’s southwest, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is known to be a seismic hotspot.

Domestic flights were delayed after the eruption created a plume of smoke over the road connecting the capital to the country’s largest airport.

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