False Alarm. Iceland Met Says No Imminent Threat of Eruption

vatnajokull_psA story has been making the rounds in the British press and elsewhere that an eruption is imminent in Bárdarbunga in Vatnajökull. Presently, there are no signs of an imminent volcanic eruption in Iceland. The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) did not issue a warning last weekend in connection with increased seismicity beneath the Vatnajökull ice-cap. If signs of an eruption were apparent, IMO would issue a warning immediately.

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Da Silva Wants Same Support as Maria Amelie

ulovlignorsk-mariaamelieJussanam Da Silva, a Brazilian citizen who has lived and worked in Iceland for two years but who was denied a renewed work and residence permit because she divorced her Icelandic husband, finds it unfair that two MPs would want to offer an illegal Russian-born immigrant to Norway, who was recently deported, Icelandic citizenship.

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Iceland’s First Elvis Baptized

elvis_wikiThe Icelandic Committee on Human Names recently approved the name Elvis and so Iceland’s first Elvis was baptized on January 29. Elvis is actually the boy’s middle name; his full name is Theodór Elvis Ólafsson.

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British Press Issues Warning of Iceland Eruption

eyjafj-eruption01_bbApparently the British fear another volcanic eruption in Iceland, as tremors near Bárdarbunga in Vatnajökull glacier have inspired headlines such as: “Icelandic volcano ‘set to erupt’” in the country’s main newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mirror.

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Eule vor dem Haus gesichtet

snow-grafarvogur-feb2011_domAnna Björg Kristbjörnsdóttir aus dem Reykjavíker Vorort Grafarvogur fand zu ihrer größten Überraschung eine Kurzohreule auf ihrem Zaun, als sie am Sonntag Nachmittag gegen 3 Uhr nach Hause kam.

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Islands Wirtschaftsminister in Brüssel

arnipallarnason-radhDer isländische Wirtschaftsminister Árni Páll Árnason ist am Dienstag in Brüssel mit dem EU-Währungskommissar Olli Rehn zusammengetroffen, um die Lage der isländischen Wirtschaft zu besprechen und ob es mit europäischer Hilfe möglich ist, Währungsbeschränkungen aufzuheben.

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