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Photo: RÚV webcam – screenshot.

Eruption Begun on Reykjanes Peninsula

A volcanic eruption began on the Reykjanes peninsula today at 4:40 PM.

Smoke is rising from the slopes of Litli Hrútur and magma has breached the surface, according to nature hazard specialist Kristín Elísa Guðmundsdóttir with the Icelandic Met Office.

Due to the current placement of the webcam, the eruption site is not currently visible. People are asked to stay away from the eruption site until response teams have arrived.

This is a developing situation. This article will be updated.

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