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Day: September 11, 2014

Sulfur Pollution from Eruption Four Times Record

The sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels in Reyðarfjörður, East Iceland, yesterday were more than four times the record levels detected in the town on Saturday. As reported, the pollution, caused by the Holuhraun eruption, measured 2550μg/m3 at its peak yesterday.

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Eruption Lava Could Block River, Wipe out Waterfall

Scientists believe that the new lava from the Holuhraun eruption could block glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, as it is now approaching an area where the river flows through old lava instead of sand and will no longer be able to retreat.

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Vulkan gefährdet Schafabtrieb in Ostisland

Die Schafbauern im Jökuldalur würden vor großen Problemen stehen, wenn es jetzt zu einem Vulkanausbruch im Dyngjujökull käme, berichtet Etwa 6000 Schafe von Höfen des Jökuldalur befinden sich noch in den Bergen.

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Holuhraun Eruption Visible on Domestic Flights

Passengers on Air Iceland’s flights between Reykjavík and Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, were able to enjoy a view of the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun yesterday, as there was a clearing in the cloud cover above the eruption site.

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