Source : Fredikholm se’s flickr photo
A volcano erupted in the south of Iceland overnight, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate the area and diverting flights after authorities declared a local state of emergency, officials said on Sunday.
Shortly before midnight, the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, the island’s fifth largest, started to spew smoke and lava from several craters along a rift which is popular with hikers.
About 500 people living in the thinly populated area near the site were evacuated by the rescue team.
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