A volcanic eruption has taken place east of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier which has led to the evacuation of more than 500 people in the area. The Iceland volcano eruption has also led to the cancellation of all flights to and from the island as a precautionary measure.
According to some reports, the farmers in areas close to the volcano have been told to leave their homes. Sources say that the Icelandic Red Cross has set up emergency centers to help the people who have evacuated nearby areas.
The Iceland volcano, has never erupted for more than 1,000 years, and reportedly has lava coming out from 15 places.
Pall Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Science said: “This was a rather small and peaceful eruption but we are concerned that it could trigger an eruption at the nearby Katla volcano, a vicious volcano that could cause both local and global damage.”
The Iceland volcano eruption began at around 10 p.m. local time last night.