The famous Icelandic spa Blue Lagoon has closed for a week after a series of powerful earthquakes. The centre's staff fears that seismic activity may trigger an eruption of the volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which was last active in 2021.
Blue Lagoon's doors will close by 7 a.m. on November 16, unless there are changes. If the earthquakes continue, the owners will act at their discretion, The Iceland Monitor writes.
The tremors occurred just after midnight on Thursday. At least 40 guests left the luxury hotel for fear of possible danger.
With this in mind, the relaxation centre decided not to risk the health and safety of visitors. The statement reads, "The main reason for taking these precautions is our unwavering commitment to safety and well-being."
For seven days, Blue Lagoon Iceland will monitor seismic developments in cooperation with local authorities and reassess the situation as necessary. Guests should take this into account if they are planning their vacation in Iceland.
The earthquakes began on the Reykjanes peninsula, the newspaper writes, and their effects were felt as far away as the city of Borgarnes, which is 83 miles from the peninsula.
So far, about 200 minor tremors have been recorded, but they may increase in the future.