Iceland has declared a state of emergency over fears volcano may be preparing to erupt

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Iceland as volcanoes in the area appear to have woken up. Sky reports that on Friday alone in a matter of hours the area had more than 800 earthquakes.

Emergency personnel officials in Iceland have launched a state of emergency declaration following weeks of earthquakes in Mount Thorbjorn on the Reykjanes Peninsula. In the area, it is understood there is a buildup of magma underneath the surface which is causing the obscene number of earthquakes.

Officials fear that it may mean the volcano may be waking up and therefore people are being asked to pay attention. Residents of Grindavik have all been told to evacuate the area as a precautionary measure in the event the volcano blows.

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