Forecasters have cautioned that after Monday's volcanic explosion, Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is expected to experience gas pollution.

the Tuesday morning update as the Sundhnuks crater near the town of Grindavik continues to spew lava

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is now expected to experience gas pollution as a result of the volcano's late Monday night eruption.

Locals are anxiously awaiting what lies ahead as experts warn that the earthquake activity may continue "for months."

Although the eruption is occurring approximately 30 kilometers away from Reykjavik, experts predict that gas will strike the city "within hours".

Rainning fire Unsettling video captures hikers being engulfed in suffocating volcanic ash as Mount Marapi erupts, killing 11 and leaving 12 more missing.

Following weeks of severe seismic activity, an eruption occurred late on Monday on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland, ejecting smoke and lava more than 100 meters (330 feet) into the air.

However, "the eruption does not present a threat to life," according to a statement from the Icelandic government.

The lava also appeared to be flowing away from Grindavik 

the area's sole town, giving residents hope that their homes and lives would be spared

Around 75 people were trekking up Mount Marapi when it started spewing boiling ash almost 10,000ft into the air on Sunday