Nature & Travel

Gunnuhver hot spring, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland.

Gunnuhver Mud Spring Closed

Police have closed the viewing platform at Gunnuhver mud pool in a geothermal area on Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, as a precautionary measure after piping hot clay started shooting up many meters into the sky and a lot of steam started rising from the area.
The consequences of off-road driving in South Iceland.

Tourist Fined for Off-Road Driving

A tourist requested assistance from the police at Hvolsvöllur on Thursday when he drove off-road and got stuck in the mud. He was fined for off-road driving.
Car

Half a Million ISK for Off-Road Driving

Tourists from California on vacation in Iceland were fined ISK 250,000 (USD 2,100, EUR 1,650) for driving off-road at Sólheimasandur, South Iceland. The 4x4 Iceland Car Rental company charged ISK 180,000 (USD 1,550, EUR 1,200) for damages to the car.

Iceland in the Eye of the Storm

NASA’s MODIS satellite took the above thermal image of the cyclone formerly known as Hurricane Cristobal near Iceland at 10:10 pm last night.
Holuhraun eruption

Eruption: Large Earthquakes and Continued Lava Flow

Three large earthquakes shook Bárðarbunga during the night. The first, of magnitude 3.9, occurred at 2:25 am 4.4 km northeast of the volcano, the second, of magnitude 4.2, at 3:09 am 5.2 km east-southeast of Bárðarbunga and the third, of magnitude 4.5, at 5:00 am 5.3 km northeast of Bárðarbunga.

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