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Holuhraun in the first weeks of the new year

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues into the new year, 2015, with similar intensity as it did in the last few weeks of the old year. Lava is still flowing in tens of qubic meters per second from the crader, building a constantly growing lava field in the sandy area north of Vatnajokull glacier. The…

SO2 pollution in the north in Dalvik and Sauðárkrókur

SO2 pollution has been measured over 2500 µg/m³ in Dalvik and around 1000 µg/m³ in Sauðárkrókur today in the north of the country . People are advised to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities, close windows and turn off ventilation. More information can be found on the webpage (Info and FAQ)  

Gas pollution southwest of the volcano

The daily forcast on gas pollution is issued by the Met Office. Today and tomorrow the pollution is expected southwest of the volcano. Forcast tomorrow – large image. A new simulation is beeing developed (Calpuff). The latest simulation can be accessed here nýjustu keyrslu