Iceland Volcano Erupts
A volcano erupted beside a glacier in southern Iceland around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday 1930 EDT. Another sign that the world is coming to an end!
Authorities of REYKJAVIK, Iceland evacuated hundreds of people after a volcano erupted beside a glacier there. Initially it was said the eruption was below the glacier. But then, scientists conducting an aerial survey in daylight located the eruption and it did not occur below ice, lessening the chances of flooding from a glacier melt.
"This is the best possible place for an eruption, as the area is not covered by ice," said Tumi Gudumundsson, a University of Iceland geologist.
Scientists can see lava flows in the half-mile long fissure, and authorities are watching for further volcanic activity.
Due to this catastrophe, 3 flights from the U.S. departing from Seattle; Boston; and Orlando, Florida were diverted to Boston. The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service reported that all domestic flights were also canceled until further notice.
450 people in the area 160 kilometers southeast of Reykjavik got evacuated so that no further damage or injuries will be caused. This was confirmed by Vidir Reynisson, the department manager for the Icelandic Civil Protection Department.
A state of emergency has been declared in communities near the 100 square mile (160 kilometers) glacier.
The last time this Iceland volcano erupted was sometime in the 1820s.
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Posted on 2010-03-21 [Sun] 03:04 with 5845 hits