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Eruption Pollution Warning in North Iceland

The concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas from the eruption in Holuhraun exceeded 5,000 mµ/m3 in Sauðárkrókur, Northwest Iceland, this morning. The Civil Protection Department advised inhabitants to stay inside, close the windows and turn up the heating.
Two plumes from the Holuhraun eruption seen from a distance.

Air Quality Restored in South Iceland

Pollution detectors show that air quality was good in South Iceland during the night with sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels not exceeding 5 mµ/m3. Today, the Icelandic Met Office expects light variable winds with gas pollution remaining mostly around the eruption site in Holuhraun.
Holuhraun

World Premiere of Eruption Drone Video on Tuesday

Tomorrow night, Tuesday October 28, at 19:30 the video Roundtrip to Hell, documenting our latest trip to Holuhraun, by Italian photographer Elisabetta Rosso made in cooperation with Iceland Review will be shown on icelandreview.com for the very first time.
Holuhraun eruption

Over 200 Earthquakes in Bárðarbunga over Weekend

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar intensity to recent weeks. There were over 200 earthquakes in the Bárðarbunga caldera over the weekend, 44 of which were larger than magnitude 3.0. The largest were magnitude 5.3.
sulfur dioxide pollution from Holuhraun eruption in Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland, September 10, 2014

Pollution Warning in Höfn: Keep Kids Inside

The Civil Protection Department advises people living in and around Höfn, Southeast Iceland, to drive their children to school today and to keep the children inside during breaks because of extreme sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun.
A map showing how the lava from Holuhraun would cover the capital area

Holuhraun New Lava Covers Equivalent of Entire Capital Area

The area covered in new lava from the Holuhraun eruption now measures 63 square km (24 square miles), 2.3 square km larger than reported three days ago. Had the eruption occurred in Reykjavík, the lava would now cover the entire city plus all neighboring communities except Mosfellsbær.
Jökulsá á Fjöllum bridge

Bridge to Be Redesigned to Withstand Bárðarbunga Flood

In light of the ongoing threat of a sub-glacial eruption in Bárðarbunga, which would lead to massive flooding, the Icelandic Road Administration has decided to redesign a new planned bridge over the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum at Grímsstaðir.
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.
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.
Sulfur dioxide pollution visible over Reykjavík

Eruption Pollution Warning Issued in West Fjords

Residents in Ísafjörður and elsewhere in the West Fjords received a text message from the Civil Protection Department at around 11 pm yesterday evening, warning them that high pollution levels because of the Holuhraun eruption were present in the area and advising them to stay inside.

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