The volcanic eruption in Iceland‘s Reykjanes Peninsula, situated near Reykjavik, is slowing down, with local authorities confirming it doesn’t endanger travel plans or lives. After causing tremors since late October, the volcano led to the evacuation of Grindavik on November 10, subsequently spewing lava and smoke over 330 feet into the air on December 18. Although seismic activity may persist for months, officials reassure that the worst is over, stating, “The eruption does not present a threat to life.
Grindavik, with nearly 4,000 residents, was directly affected, prompting evacuation. The popular Blue Lagoon tourist spot is temporarily closed due to the eruption. While the region is not deemed unsafe, gas pollution alerts for Reykjavik are in place.