Hundreds of people have been evacuated due to a volcanic eruption in the south of Iceland. More than 500 people living near a volcano at the glacier Eyjafjallajokull which is the fifth largest in Iceland have left their homes.
Authorities estimate, however, that no one is in danger. Evacuation takes place mainly in view of possible floods that the outbreak could cause due to melting ice.
The volcanic eruption began around 02:00 GMT. Roads in the area have been closed and delays and cancellations to flights are expected.