Iceland volcano eruption
Posted 3/21/10 , edited 3/21/10
Started around midnight. ~600 evacuated. Massive flooding from all the melting glacier ice is expected.

HQ vid (swedish commentator):
http://www.dn.se/webbtv/nyheter/hundratals-flyr-islandsk-vulkan-1.1064950
LQ vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwdOH9GayVw&feature=player_embedded

Source -> http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/03/21/iceland.volcano/index.html?hpt=T2


(CNN) -- A volcano erupted beneath a glacier in south Iceland, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.

It was the first time since 1821 -- almost 200 years ago -- that the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier has erupted.

Eyjafjallajokull is about 100 miles (160 km) east of the capital, Reykjavik.

The country's civil protection agency did not immediately record any injuries or damage. But the heat from the volcano could melt the glacier and cause floods in the surrounding area.


Fascinating, don't you think?
Posted 3/21/10
Didn't know a volcano near such a cold environment could even erupt

scary.
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Posted 3/21/10
the end is near
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Posted 3/21/10

mystic17 wrote:

Didn't know a volcano near such a cold environment could even erupt

scary.


Obviously not a geologist
Posted 3/21/10

Zeronite wrote:


Obviously not a geologist


Correct
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Posted 3/21/10
The video's pretty neat...
I heard about this on the BBC
It's good that civilisation is so far away from the volcano though o_O
Posted 5/11/10
Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries. There are also several earthquakes since the Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs right through it. Still, a beautiful country to visit. 24 hour daylight in the spring and summer months. I want to go back someday.
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