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Iceland Volcano Erupts for Third Time While Deadly Landslide Hits the Philippines

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A number of notable weather events happened around the world this week. Here is a look back at some of the biggest headlines.

Iceland Volcano Erupts Once Again

A volcano located on the Reykjanes peninsula of Iceland erupted for the third time in just two months on Thursday. The seismic activity was first noted at about 5:30 am local time while the eruption happened roughly 30 minutes later.

Mt. Sylingarfell first erupted on December 18, putting residents in this remote part of Iceland on edge.

Iceland's Meteorological Service confirmed that a crack measuring two miles long formed along the northeast surface of the volcano. Lava flow generated by the eruption is moving to the west, however, there are no immediate threats to population centers.

The December eruption prompted officials to evacuate the town of Grindavik as a precaution. Iceland President Guoni Th. Johannesson also confirmed that flights to and from Iceland are not being impacted by the latest eruption.


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