On December 19, 2023, a volcano in southwest Iceland erupted, spewing lava and smoke across a wide area. This eruption came after weeks of strong earthquakes, according to the Meteorological Office in Iceland. The event posed a danger to the nearby town of Grindavik, leading authorities to evacuate approximately 4,000 residents and close the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. The eruption, located near Grindavik, caused cracks in the ground that extended toward the village, which is about 40 kilometers southwest of Reykjavik. Although Keflavik International Airport stayed open, flight delays occurred due to the volcanic activity. Photos and live videos showed molten rock shooting from the ground, creating vibrant yellow and orange colors in the night sky. The Meteorological Office has warned of a southwestward magma movement, suggesting a potential Grindavik eruption. With a record lava flow of 100–200 cubic meters per second, local police heightened their alert, urging evacuation as emergency crews assessed. Iceland, on tectonic plate boundaries, struggles to predict eruptions. Grindavik faced a mid-November evacuation due to seismic activity. The Reykjanes peninsula, prone to eruptions, had significant events in March 2021, August 2022, and July 2023.