Volcano erupts in Iceland after few powerful quakes


While a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Ishinomaki, Japan, a city located just 65 miles from Fukushima, on Saturday, there was a more notable volcanic eruption in southwestern Iceland near the capital Reykjavik on Friday night. 

The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the eruption began in Fagradalsfjall around 20:45 GM, about 25 miles from the capital Reykjavik. 

“Volcanic eruption has begun in Fagradalsfjall,” the meteorological office (IMO) tweeted Friday night, referring to a mountain located south-west of the capital.

More video shows streams of red lava pouring out of a fissure vent.