Fairly Strong Earthquakes Hit Iceland’s Largest Glacier

grimsvotn2_psTwo earthquakes were recorded in Mt. Grímsfjall by the Grímsvötn lakes on the Vatnajökull icecap, the largest glacier in Europe, this morning, measuring 4.2 and 3.5 on the Richter scale. These are probably the strongest earthquakes to hit in this area since 1934. The 1934 earthquake led to a volcanic eruption.

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Jack Black Takes over Iceland’s Night Shift

naeturvaktinUS comedian Jack Black and his production company Electric Dynamite has been given the task of developing an American version of Icelandic hit television series Night Shift on behalf of the Icelandic production company Saga Film and the American Reveille, which holds the US rights to the series’ remake.

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Avalanche and Storm Warning in Iceland

snow-landscape_psThe avalanche which fell in the eastern Fnjóskadalur valley near the Vaglaskógur forest in northeast Iceland hit the uninhabited farm Veisusel and caused significant damages to a storage facility. Other avalanches are expected to fall in Fnjóskadalur. Meanwhile a storm warning has been has issued for south Iceland.

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Island raucht weniger

cigarettes01_esaLaut Ergebnissen von vier Studien über die Entwicklung des Rauchens rauchte 2010 in Island 14,2 Prozent der erwachsenen Bevölkerung täglich, das sind 1,2 Prozent weniger als im Jahr zuvor. Die Studien wurden von Capacent Gallup im Auftrag des Öffentlichen Gesundheits-Instituts durchgeführt.

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Isländisches Ferrosilicium-Werk in Chinesischer Hand

factory_goDas Ferrosilicium-Werk Elkem Iceland in Grundartangi am Hvalfjördur in West-Island ist nun in chinesischem Besitz; der bisherige Besitzer, der Norwegische Industriegigant Orkla gab diese Woche bekannt, die Muttergesellschaft Elkem AS sei an das Unternehmen China National Bluestar verkauft worden.

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