Iceland earthquakes – live: Volcano eruption could last weeks after 30,000 earthquakes recorded

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Met Office experts have said a volcanic eruption could last ‘for weeks’ as 30,000 earthquakes have been recorded since seismic activity began three weeks ago.

Authorities in Iceland have declared a state of emergency as the threat of an “imminent” volcanic eruption which “could obliterate the entire town of Grindavik” loomed.

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Speaking about the potential differences between this eruption and 2010’s eruption which caused severe travel disruption He told Radio 4’s Today Programme: “This location would be different.

“First of all there isn’t an ice cap on top and it’s not a stratovolcano so wouldn’t be an explosive blast of volcanic ash into the atmosphere.

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