Residents of Iceland gathered to watch a volcano erupt near the capital, with a mesmerizing view of lava and plumes of smoke. The event comes a week after thousands of smaller earthquakes were recorded in the region. Remarkably, this is the third eruption in the area within just two years. Prior to the 2021 eruption, the region had experienced a dormant period of eight centuries. However, volcanologists predict that the current surge in volcanic activity could continue for several years, marking a new cycle of intense volcanic events. This eruption serves as a captivating reminder of Iceland’s dynamic geology.