Lava scare contained!

Top pics as Iceland fends off another volcanic eruption | AP

Iceland was put on high alert this past week after lava from a volcanic eruption flowed toward defenses around the town of Grindavik. | AP

The defenses put up managed to hold the molten rock back from the evacuated community. | AP

There was an air of relief as scientists confirmed that the eruption was weakening and would probably peter out within hours. | AP

A volcanic system on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the country's southwest erupted late Saturday for the fourth time in three months. | AP

The eruption site is a few kilometres northeast of Grindavik, a coastal town of 3,800 people about 50 kilometres southwest of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. | AP

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Blue Lagoon thermal spa, one of Iceland’s top tourist attractions, when the eruption began, national broadcaster RUV said. | AP