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Iceland volcano eruption now IMMINENT as giant cracks rip open on major roads

Rescue workers in an Icelandic town said it is “now a waiting game” before a volcanic eruption.

Around 1,200 households are being told to grab as many “heartfelt” objects as they can in the town of Grindavik in the Southern Peninsula.

Cracks are now starting to form across the roads and stretching up into the mountains.

A police checkpoint has been set up 25km (15.5 miles) away from the town.

Cracks in the road


Jon Baglundsson from volunteer recue team ICE-SAR told The Independent: “Since the village was evacuated over a week ago we have been working to let residents retrieve their most heartfelt valuables in small numbers every day.

“This project has been going quite well and running smoothly. This takes time, there are 1,200 homes.

“People are mostly coming back for pictures of children, grandchildren on hard drives or whatever people store on their memories nowadays.”

It comes as 1,500 to 1,800 earthquakes have been recorded daily in the region, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO).

Cracks in the road

Cracks have formed in the area


Baglundsson added: “The seismic activity has dwindled slightly but land is still rising to the northwest of the town.”

More to follow…

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