Toxic Gases from Eruption Go up Six Kilometers

Toxic gases from the Holuhraun eruption have been measured at altitudes of up to 6 km (4 miles). Mostly they contain sulfur dioxide and scientists found some poisoning effect in the first days of the eruption. Up to now 40 million cubic meters (1.2 billion cubic feet) of lava have flowed out of the craters in Holuhraun.

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Viele Urnen warten auf Beisetzung

Zu viele Urnen warten nach der Feuerbestattung sehr lange im Krematorium, bis sie endlich von Hinterbliebenen abgeholt und beigesetzt werden, sagt Þórsteinn Ragnarsson, Vorsitzender des Friedhofsverbands Reykjavík.

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Holuhraun Eruption: Status Report

The following information on the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun was extracted from the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management’s National Crisis Coordination Center’s status report, sent to the media this afternoon.

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Iceland Review Team Back with Eruption Photos

After driving all night, the Iceland Review team arrived safe and sound back in Reykjavík at noon. They experienced the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun up close but then had to evacuate the area due to risk of flooding. These pictures by Geir Ólafsson say more than words.

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Ex-Kaupþing Chair Sued Special Prosecutor

Former chair of collapsed Icelandic bank Kaupþing, Sigurður Einarsson, filed a lawsuit against Special Prosecutor of Iceland Ólafur Þór Hauksson and Björn Þorvaldsson, a prosecutor working at the office, at the end of October 2013, as revealed yesterday.

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