The volcanic eruption in Iceland loses strength

The volcanic eruption in Iceland loses strength

Lava from a volcanic eruption in Iceland advanced on Sunday towards the defenses placed around the town of Grindavik, which for now keeps the molten rock out of the evacuated population.

The eruption appeared to be losing strength and would likely end within hours, scientists said.

A volcanic system on the country’s southwestern Reykjanes Peninsula erupted Saturday night for the fourth time in three months, spewing jets of orange lava into the night sky.

The eruption opened a fissure in the earth nearly two miles between the Stora-Skogfell and Hagafell mountains, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

The agency said Sunday that lava was flowing south and southeast at about 0.6 miles per hour, and could reach the ocean. Barriers were built to prevent flooding of the main highway on the southern coast of the peninsula.

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