Iceland volcano news live: Eruption could wipe Grindavik off map after hundreds of earthquakes
Icelandic Met Office has recorded 600 earthquakes since midnight today, with half of the chasm-riddled Grindavik suffering power outages.
The weather agency said that the ‘probability of an eruption is still considered high’ and a fountain of lava will likely erupt from a nine-mile-long river of magma under Sundhnuk.
While official advice states it is still safe for tourists to travel to Iceland, aviation warnings and a Civil Protection Alert remain in place.
Scientists have been on edge since late October after seismographs first started rumbling, hinting that the eruption-prone Reykjanes volcanic system could burst at any moment.
Some 22 days since, the eruption – which will likely last for weeks or even months, experts told Metro.co.uk – has yet to happen.
This comes amid warnings from a volcanologist that the country needs to be prepared for a ‘new eruptive phase’ which could last centuries.