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Eruption Imminent as Blue Lagoon is Evacuated

The town of Grindavík and its nearby area, including the popular tourist attraction Blue Lagoon, have been evacuated. An eruption in Sundhnúkagígar is imminent, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Mbl.is reports.

“We expect an eruption any minute,” Úlfar Lúðvíksson, police commissioner of Reykjanes, told Mbl.is. “This is why we’re evacuating.

Some 600 to 800 people were at the Blue Lagoon when it was evacuated at around 4 pm today. This includes staff and guests of the spa and resort. Evacuation was completed in 40 minutes, according to manager Helga Árnadóttir.

A spell of seismic activity began at Sundhnúkagígar around 4 pm and a magma intrusion could have begun, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

We will update this story as it develops.

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