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Deep North Episode 40: Live, Laugh, Lava

For the third year in a row, there’s a volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula, only a stone’s throw away from the city centre. This eruption marks a pattern, with around 300 days between eruptions, geologists’ predictions of a new eruption phase for the long-dormant volcano system seem to be coming to fruition. For visitors to the island, as well as the locals themselves, this series of “tourist-friendly” eruptions has been welcomed, with thousands of hikers making their way up to see lava gushing forth from the crater down into the field below – the freshest rock on earth.

In episode 40 of Deep North, we talk about how the latest eruption on Reykjanes affected the lives of locals. Note that at the time of recording, the eruption was still ongoing. It has since concluded. Read the story here.

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