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Volcano erupts in Iceland near capital following weeks of seismic activity

A volcanic eruption has begun in south-western Iceland near the capital Reykjavik following thousands of small earthquakes in the area in recent weeks, the country's meteorological office says.

The Fagradals Mountain volcano was dormant for 6,000 years, and the Reykjanes Peninsula hadn’t seen an eruption of any volcano in 781 years.

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Initial aerial footage, posted on the Facebook page of the Icelandic …

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