Southwest Iceland volcano erupts after weeks of intense seismic activity

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Fearing a major incident, authorities evacuated around 4,000 residents of the fishing town of Grindavik.

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A smoke billows after weeks of intense seismic activity

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A "seismic swarm" of more than 1,000 earthquakes hit the area in 24 hours, with fears of a significant outbreak on the Reykjavik peninsula.

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The eruption started just a few kilometers from the town and extended for about 40 kilometers (25) towards the village

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  A crack in the ground has appeared miles southwest of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.

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The crack in the Earth's surface was about 3.5 kilometers (2.1 miles) long and growing rapidly, it added. About 3.5 km

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Some 100 to 200 cubic metres (3,530 to 7,060 cubic feet) of lava emerged per second

Although residents had been allowed to return to their homes between 7 am and 9 pm each day

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