Iceland Residents Witness Red Glow After Volcanic Eruption

Residents on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland witnessed a glowing sky on March 19, as a volcano in the area began erupting following weeks of seismic activity.

Officials in Iceland confirmed the eruption of a volcano on the peninsula, located near the capital Reykjavik, on the evening of March 19.

The eruption did not come as a surprise. In recent weeks, an uptick in seismic activity has been monitored in the area, leading to expectations of an eruption.

This footage, taken in the town of Grindavik, shows the sky lit by the eruption. Credit: Halla þórðardóttir via Storyful