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Volcanic eruption in Iceland

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Icesave worries have just been eclipsed by a volcano eruption in the South of Iceland, close to Eyjafjallajökull, at a place called Fimmvörðuháls, a popular destination for hikers. On the news this morning there were shots of the eruption. The news is of course in Icelandic but they show clips taken during the night and early morning. The nine years old girl being interviewed was worried what would happen to the animals but so far everyone is fine. More to be seen at the Rúv website, the State Broadcaster.

So far, it’s a small eruption and since it’s not under the glacier itself, but close to it, there are no floods which would have followed if there would have been ice masses melting. Farms in the vicinity were evacuated shortly after midnight according to a plan and so far the eruption is what Icelanders call ‘a tourist eruption’ – a fantastic spectacle of nature.

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Written by Sigrún Davídsdóttir

March 21st, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Iceland

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