Saturday, July 09, 2011

Katla Volcano, Iceland - John Seach

An eruption has possibly started at Katla volcano, Iceland. A glacial flood, possibly from an eruption of Katla volcano under the Mýrdalsjökull icecap has damaged Highway number 1 by the river Múlakvísl. The bridge across Múlakvísl has been damaged and the road is closed between Höfdabrekka, east of Vík, and Skálm River, near Álftaver. So far the eruption is not large, but people have been advised to avoid the area. The Álftaver area is being evacuated and preparations are being made for evacuation of the camping area in Thakgil. There has been speculation about an eruption in Hekla, another volcano in south Iceland over the past few days.
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