• The Icelandic Meteorological Office reported that approximately 800 earthquakes have been recorded on Wednesday, with the primary seismic activity centered around the coastal fishing town of Grindavik. Since late October, over 20,000 quakes have rattled the region, and officials noted that the seismic activity has remained “constant” since Saturday.
• In light of the strong indications of an imminent volcanic eruption, officials have declared a state of emergency in the vicinity of Mount Fagradalsfjall on the sparsely populated Reykjanes Peninsula. The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has instructed around 3,700 residents of Grindavik to commence evacuation on Friday.
• As the area prepares for a potential volcanic eruption, residents have been given a final opportunity to return home and retrieve their belongings and pets. Authorities in Iceland, equipped with stopwatches, have granted residents a five-minute window on Wednesday to collect any items they may have left behind during the evacuation.
• The renowned thermal spa, The Blue Lagoon, situated in the town of Grindavik, has temporarily ceased its operations on November 9th due to the notable rise in the likelihood of an eruption. The closure will persist until the conclusion of the current month, at the very least.
• Fagradalsfjall, a highly sought-after tourist destination in Iceland, has experienced three eruptions since the year 2021, with the most recent occurrence taking place in July.
REFERANCE – https://abcnews.go.com/International/iceland-volcano
WRITTEN BY -Madhu pandey, COLLEGE- Lloyd law college , A first SEMESTER LEGAL JOURNALISM INTERN AT LEGAL VIDHIYA
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