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Iceland volcano erupts spewing lava near Grindavik as Blue Lagoon closed again

A volcano is erupting near a town settlement in the south-western part of Iceland, the country’s Meteorological Office said.

The eruption of the Sylingarfell volcano, located about 3km north of the town of Grindavik, began at 6am local time on Thursday soon after an intense burst of seismic activity.

The Met Office said the eruption is in roughly the same location as an earlier one in December.

Blue Lagoon thermal spa, one of Iceland‘s biggest tourist attractions, was closed and guests were evacuated to hotels, announced national broadcaster RUV.

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