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The Holuhraun eruption up close.

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits Bárðarbunga

Seismic activity in the Bárðarbunga system and volcanic activity at the eruption site in Holuhraun is comparable to recent days, the Icelandic Met Office reported this morning. A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit on the northern rim of the caldera at 08:36 am.
Snowfall in Reykjavík on October 21, 2014.

Photos: First Real Snow in Reykjavík

As reported, inhabitants in Iceland’s capital woke up to a white cover of snow this morning, causing slippery conditions and slow traffic. While drivers were annoyed, Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson captured the snow’s beauty in the following pictures.
Two plumes from the Holuhraun eruption seen from a distance.

Extreme Pollution Levels in Southeast Iceland

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the Holuhraun eruption peaked at 5,400 mµ/m3 in Höfn in Southeast Iceland last night. People in the area received an sms from the 112 National Emergency Number at around 7 am this morning alerting them of the pollution.

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Carl Petersson - A Grand Piano in the Luggage

Swedish pianist Carl Petersson will play a solo piano recital on Tuesday, October 28, at 8 pm at the Nordic House in Reykjavík, Sturlugata 5. The program features Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Alkan and Godowsky.

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Rauðasandur beach in the West Fjords.