Residents of the town of Grindavik are being evacuated due to the threat of a volcanic eruption in Iceland

Icelandic authorities are evacuating residents of Grindavik due to the threat of a volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula in the south of the country, RUV national television reported, citing the police.

The TV channel, citing the country's meteorological service, reported that a magma flow began one kilometer east of Silingarfell mountain, "causing intense seismic activity" in the area. The weather service said the seismic activity indicates the possibility of a volcanic eruption.

It is noted that efforts are being made to complete the evacuation process as soon as possible.