Risse im Gletscher, aber kein Zeichen von Eruption

glaciertour-myrdalsjokull_psDie Geologen, die heute morgen über den Mýrdalsjökull-Gletscher geflogen sind, um die Lage am Vulkan Katla zu überprüfen, haben Risse in zwei Kalderen im Südteil des Gletschers entdeckt. Sie fanden jedoch bisher keine Hinweise, die auf eine Eruption unter der Eiskappe des Gletschers hindeuten könnten.

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Vielleicht Kleiner Ausbruch im Vulkan Katla

myrdalsjokull-katla_psEine Gletscherflut, die möglicherweise aus dem unter dem Gletschereis des Mýrdalsjökull liegenden Vulkans Katla stammt, hat an der Ringstrasse Nr. 1 eine Brücke über den Fluss Múlakvisl hinweggerissen. Die Strasse ist dort unpassierbar und zwischen Höfdabrekka östlich von Vík und dem Fluß Skálm bei Álftaver gesperrt.

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Tourists Safe in Iceland Despite Glacial Flooding

ash-kirkjubkl04_robertasmickeviciusThe Civil Protection Department announced after a meeting with travel agents at its headquarters in Skógarhlíd in Reykjavík at noon that tourists in Iceland are safe. They discussed the situation that arose after a glacial flood in Mýrdalsjökull tore the bridge across the river Múlakvísl on the Ring Road last night.

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Cracks in Glacier, No Sign of Katla Eruption

myrdalsjokull_veturEarth scientists who flew across Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland, which covers the volcano Katla, this morning noticed cracks in two calderas in the southernmost part of the glacier. However, there were no indications that a volcanic eruption had started underneath the glacier.

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Possibly Small Eruption in South Iceland Volcano Katla

myrdalsjokull-katla_psA glacial flood probably from the volcano Katla in Mýrdalsjökull has disrupted the Ring Road (highway no.1), by the river Múlakvísl on Mýrdalssandur in south Iceland, tearing the bridge across Múlakvísl. The road is closed between Höfdabrekka, east of Vík, and the river Skálm, near Álftaver. The flood is thought be caused by a small eruption in Katla.

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