A volcano which erupted on the Yemeni island of Jebel Al Tair began spewing lava again on Wednesday evening. The news was confirmed by Hussein Abdul-Rahman, head of control center at the Naval Operation Room.

According to the Yemeni state news agency, Saba, the lava started to come out again from the western part of the island at 6pm UAE time.

"It will take time to calm down," Abdul-Rahman said, adding that the lava would come out until the end of reserves of hot melts.

At least three Yemeni soldiers were killed in the first eruption on September 30.

Meanwhile, the head of the Ministry of Oil's Geological Survey Authority (GSA), Ismael Al Janad, has said that the volcano in the Red Sea on 30 September was still active.

Yemeni geologists linked the volcano to seismic activity which coincided with the eruption.

The Earthquake Observation Centre said it had recorded tremors in the Red Sea from 22 September until the volcano's eruption. They measured 2.0-3.6 degrees on the Richter scale, with five of the larger ones recorded on 30 September.

Jebel Al Tair (Bird Mountain) island is about 3km long, covers an area of 3.9sqkm, and its highest peak is 1,200 metres. It lies about 100km off the nearest Yemeni coast and, according to geologists, is in a volcanically active part of the Red Sea.

There have been several previous eruptions of the volcano, including a possible one in 1332, and others in the 18th and 19th centuries. The last time the island witnessed a strong volcanic eruption was in 1883.