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Friday, August 29, 2014

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ERUPTION IN ICELAND

Just after midnight on August 29th a small fissure eruption started in north-east Iceland.

The eruption seems to be declining and there is no flooding or ash to be seen. This has no effect on flights to and from Iceland or our scheduled day tour operation as the eruption is far off into the highlands and unlikely to cause any effect on daily life in Iceland.

ANNOUNCEMENT FORM CIVIL PROTECTION IN ICELAND

29.08.2014 Just after midnight a fissure eruption started in the Northern part of Holuhraun lava, between Dyngjujökull Glacier and the Askja caldera, North of Vatnajökull glacier. The fissure is 300 meters long and in direction Northeast and Southwest. No volcanic ash has been detected with the radar system at the moment. The wind field conditions in the area are wind blowing toward NW at 12 m/s at 5 km altitude. Seismic eruption tremor is low indicating effusive eruption without significant explosive activity.

Even though we do not operate tours in the area that might be affected by and eruption or flooding, we understand that our guests might feel uncertain about their upcoming tours and activities and we recommend that everyone follows the news for regular updates.

HERE ARE SOME RELIABLE AND HELPFUL WEBPAGES:

Meteorological office of Iceland: http://en.vedur.is/

News about Iceland in English: http://www.icenews.is/information/iceland-volcano/