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Askja eruption 1961

The Great Volcanoes: Askja

A tremendous eruption started on March 29, 1875 in Askja, in north east Iceland, north of Vatnajökull gacier and south of Heiðubreið mountain. The volcanic ash was heavy enough to poison the land and kill livestock, especially in the eastern fjords of Iceland.
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Ruben Östlund RIFF Guest of Honor

Swedish film director Ruben Östlund will be a guest of honor at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), which starts on Thursday.
Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier.

Geophysicist: Sub-Glacial Eruption Less Likely

Professor of geophysics Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson said that as long as the Bárðarbunga caldera is not sinking faster and the eruption in Holuhraun remains stable, the probability of a sub-glacial eruption decreases. However, volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson remains certain that the current activity...
sulfur dioxide pollution from the Holuhraun eruption as seen over Reykjavík on September 20, 2014

Eruption Pollution Affects Northeast Iceland

Today, pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun is mostly expected to drift to the northeast of the eruption site, although it may temporarily move towards the east, according to the Icelandic Met Office’s forecast. On Saturday, the pollution reached Reykjavík.

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Eruption Travel Advice

Q: What travel advice do you have for visitors to Iceland given the unknown nature of the volcanic eruption and possibly a “big” one at...
The glow from the Holuhraun eruption and a cloud tainted blue.

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News Muse

Poetry and strange news stories combine to make one humorous debut by Vala Hafstad.
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Eruption Webcam

Q: There is some sort of vehicle visible on the Míla Bárðarbunga 1 webcam. Do you know what it is?
A radar for monitoring ash dispersal at Bárðarbunga.

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