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Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir

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Puffins in Iceland

More than 80 Percent of Puffin Chicks Die

After initial reports of a successful nesting season—unusually many puffins laid eggs and unusually many chicks were hatched—it has now turned out that 83 percent of puffin hatchlings in the Vestmannaeyjar islands off Iceland’s south coast have died due to lack of food.

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir at the 2016 Olympics.

Icelandic Swimmer 11th in 200-m Breaststroke

Icelandic swimmer Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir finished 11th in 200-m breaststroke in the Olympics in Rio last night in 2:24.41 minutes and did not make it to the finals. She is now done competing at the Olympics and says she is content with her achievement.

A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter jet.

Loony Tunes Silenced by American Fighter Jets

Four US Air Force fighter jets flew across South Iceland this morning. People were surprised at the sight and engine sound but the birds even more so. The Icelandic Coast Guard reported that the jets had had a stopover in Iceland on their way across the Atlantic.

An artwork by Kristjana S. Williams in Rio.

Icelandic Artist Garners Attention in Rio

A video work by Icelandic artist Kristjana S. Williams is being projected onto the façade of Hotel Belmond Copacabana in Rio, Brazil, on the occasion of the Olympics. A video of the artwork has been shared on Facebook and viewed more than two million times.

Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier.

Large Quake Occurs in Bárðarbunga Volcano

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the northern end of Bárðarbunga between 4 and 5 am yesterday morning. The volcano, which lies under the massive Vatnajökull glacier, caused the 2014-2015 Holuhraun eruption in the northeastern highlands of Iceland.

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