Iceland volcano eruption creates rivers of lava for miles

VATNAJOKULL, Iceland (NBC) — A second eruption on Sunday from an Icelandic volcano sent rivers of lava flowing for miles. Plumes of ash and smoke could be seen for miles Sunday morning as the Holuhraun volcano continued to erupt.

On-lookers were able to get up-close to the lava streams as they slowly made their way down the mountainside. Some of the lava has reached as far as a mile away from the volcano.

Volcanologists warn this latest eruption could just signal an even bigger one in the coming days. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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