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Current Events and News

  • Glacial outburst flood in Skafta River, 28 July 2011. Iceland Review article. Picture from RÚV.
  • A glacier-outburst flood from Katla volcano on 9 July 2011 destroyed the Múlakvísl bridge on Highway 1, the main road along Iceland's south coast. The bridge was replaced a week later by a temporary bridge - an impressive feat considering the new bridge is 150 metres long.
  • Videos, images and news items of the damage to the bridge, the transport arrangements before the temporary bridge was in place 1 week later, and the new bridge:
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  • There is continuing earthquake activity at the Katla caldera under the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap - see daily updates from the Icelandic Met Office. It is unclear whether this is related to an eruption.
  • Seismic activity for the whole of Iceland. Earthquake maps for other parts of Iceland can be accessed from the lefthand menu on the same page
  • The famous Eden garden centre and restaurant at Hveragerði burned to the ground on the night of 21 July 2011. Iceland Review article. Photos
  • The eruption at Grimsvötn, started 21 May 2011, and finished on 28 May - Icelandic Met Office
  • Grimsvötn eruption - RÚV (Icelandic Broadcasting) - in Icelandic, but lots of photos of the eruption and its effects
  • News article from Iceland Review
  • Iceland Review online - news from Iceland in English from the online version of the magazine
  • News in English from, the online version of the daily newspaper Morgunblaðið
  • RÚV - the national broadcaster in Iceland. Articles are in Icelandic, with photos

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The 2010 Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull

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Last updated 2 May, 2012 21:20