Subsidence in Bárðarbunga Serious, but not Uncommon Globally

The subsidence of the caldera in Bárðarbunga continues to cause uncertainty about the future development of the eruption. An event of this magnitude has not occurred since 1875 when Lake Öskjuvatn was formed in an eruption which caused major difficulties in Iceland and contributed to the mass exodus of Icelanders to North America.

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Bárðarbunga Eruption Major Worry

The probability of an eruption in Bárðarbunga is now thought to be increased due to a steady lowering of the surface above the volcano’s crater. This greatly worries scientists and Civil Protection Department representatives.

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Half a Million ISK for Off-Road Driving

Tourists from California on vacation in Iceland were fined ISK 250,000 (USD 2,100, EUR 1,650) for driving off-road at Sólheimasandur, South Iceland. The 4×4 Iceland Car Rental company charged ISK 180,000 (USD 1,550, EUR 1,200) for damages to the car.

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Bárðarbunga bereitet offiziell Sorge

Die voranschreitende Calderaabsenkung der Bárðarbunga, ihre fortgesetzte Bebentätigkeit und die steigende Wahrscheinlichkeit eines Ausbruchs in Islands mächtigstem Vulkan ist Hintergrund eines heutigen Treffens zwischen der Leitung des isländischen Zivilschutzes und Ministerpräsident Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, wo der Stand der Dinge diskutiert werden soll.

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