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Iceland Declares State of Emergency and Evacuates Coastal Town Amid Volcanic Eruption Threat

All 3,400 residents of Grindavík, a fishing town located an hour's drive from Reykjavík, have been evacuated due to a significant likelihood of a volcanic eruption in the coming days. The Icelandic government has set up a crisis center in Reykjavík and is monitoring the situation closely, warning the public to be prepared for possible ashfall and other effects of an eruption. The U.S. Embassy in Iceland has also issued an alert, urging people to stay away from the area and follow the instructions of local authorities.