The Icelandic national team of chefs took home five gold medals, including for its hot and cold table, and one bronze from the award ceremony of Expogast 2014 – Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, which took place yesterday.
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A considerably large earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred at Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier at 6:14 this morning. Its epicenter was 5.7 km northeast of the volcano and at a depth of 6.9 km.
A lava fall has formed in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands. A branch of the lava river flowing from the crater has reached the edge of the new lava field in the north and cascades like a red-hot waterfall over the edge and down to the sand plains below.
In Statistics Iceland’s recent list of the most common names given to newborns in Iceland last year, Aron tops the list for boys and Katrín for girls.