Iceland – Tourists and workers evacuated north of rumbling volcano

More than 3,000 small earthquakes in Iceland since Saturday have raised concerns that the country’s largest volcano system, Bardarbunga, located under Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull, could erupt and cause travel chaos across Europe.

Meteorologist Einar Einarsson said earthquakes were happening practically every minute.

An area north of the volcano has been evacuated by Iceland’s civil protection agency, which said it could not rule out an eruption.

The Vatnajokull National Park is more than 186 miles (300 km) from the capital, Reykjavik, and covers 14% of Iceland.

Ash from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 shut down much of Europe’s airspace for six days, affecting more than 10 million people and costing $1.7 billion.

http://news.sky.com/story/1321875/iceland-thousands-of-quakes-amid-volcano-fears

Thanks to Laurel and Don Brown for this link


5 thoughts on “Iceland – Tourists and workers evacuated north of rumbling volcano

  1. something that puzzles me is that USGS does NOT ever show the icelandic shakes,
    and for that matter the last 2+ yrs of smallish but over 2.5 quakes in Aus also never show up there.
    global my eye..and more annoying as our govt has spent a LOT installing quake sensor IN schools for sensing

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