A volcano in southwestern Iceland has erupted, sending glowing hot lava shooting 50 metres (164ft) into the air.

It’s the fifth eruption since December on the Reykjanes peninsula – located near the country’s capital Reykjavik.

The country’s Met Office says a fissure, approximately 2.5km (1.5 miles) in length, has opened and seems to be “growing”. The eruption occurred at around 12:00 local time (11:00 BST).

The Blue Lagoon spa – one of the country’s most popular tourist resorts – has been evacuated as a precaution.

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