Iceland volcano eruption: Some of the most striking videos and images so far

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Lava has flowed into the evacuated Icelandic town of Grindavik after a volcano blasted orange smoke into the night sky and spewed molten rock from the Reykjanes peninsula.

A fissure has bypassed barriers that were put in place to protect the town – with the country’s prime minister calling it a “very serious situation” and a top official saying it’s the “worst-case scenario”.

Grindavik was evacuated in November before a massive eruption from the same peninsula in December.

Here are some of the most striking images from the latest eruption so far.

Follow latest: Lava inside town after new crack opens

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A volcano in southwestern Iceland, near the town of Grindavik, has erupted for the second time in less than a month

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Pic: AP

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Houses set alight from volcanic eruption

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Lava from eruption reaches Icelandic town

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