People look at the lava flowing on Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland on Wednesday. Photo: AP
People look at the lava flowing on Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital, spewing red hot lava

  • Lava and smoke were seen spewing from in a fissure in the side of Fagradalsfjall mountain, which last year saw an eruption that lasted six months
  • Tourists and residents were warned to avoid the area, and a ‘code red’ was declared to prohibit planes from flying over the site

People look at the lava flowing on Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland on Wednesday. Photo: AP
People look at the lava flowing on Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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