The threat level of the volcano in Iceland has been lowered as its activity seems to be coming to an end.

Officials have reported no visible movement at the site near Grindavík, but there may still be underground lava flow.

Authorities in Iceland have reduced the threat level of the recently erupted volcano after officials confirmed that they could no longer detect any volcanic activity at the eruption site.

The eruption occurred on Monday, creating a 2.5-mile-long fissure that released vibrant orange lava into the sky, just 2 miles away from the town of Grindavík.

On Friday, the Icelandic meteorological office (IMO) stated, “Volcanic activity appears to have ceased late yesterday night or early morning,” and also mentioned that no activity had been observed during surveillance flights.

However, the IMO added that it was possible for lava to be flowing underneath the surface, making it impossible to declare the eruption completely over.

Authorities have also lowered their alert level, downgrading the state of emergency that was declared on Monday evening.

On Thursday, the evacuated residents of Grindavík were allowed limited access to the small fishing port between 7am and 4pm. Despite this, authorities emphasized that it was still unsafe for overnight stays, and first responders remained present in case of an emergency evacuation.

In anticipation of the eruption, the authorities had reinforced the Svartsengi geothermal power plant, which is located just over a mile from the eruption site and supplies electricity and water to 30,000 people on the peninsula. Discussions are underway to explore the possibility of constructing a similar barrier to protect Grindavík.

Iceland experiences frequent volcanic eruptions, with 33 active volcano systems, the highest number in Europe.

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