Katla-Beben gehen weiter

Das Isländische Wetteramt hat gestern weiter seismische Aktivität im Vulkan Katla festgestellt. Um 15:12 Uhr ereignete sich ein Beben mit einer Stärke von 3,3. In der Nacht davor gab es Beben von 4,5 und 4,6 – den stärksten dort seit 1977.

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Independents Trump Pirates in New Survey

The Independence Party has reclaimed its position as Iceland’s largest political party with a 24.6 percent support ranking, a new survey by MMR, shows. The Pirate Party, which has topped most polls for the past year and a half, is down to 22.4 percent.

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Bárðarbunga Volcano Trembles

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was picked up by sensors 5.7 km (35 miles) northeast of Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier in the northern highlands at approximately 1:30 pm today. Bárðarbunga caused the 2014-2015 Holuhraun eruption.

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Tourism Rep Criticizes Plane Wreck Landowners

Managing director of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association Helga Árnadóttir said the landowners of Sólheimasandur—where the Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota plane wreck of Justin Bieber and Shah Rukh Khan fame is located—should have called the police instead of fining the tourist who drove there on his rental car.

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Ausflug zum Flugzeugwrack endet mit Geldstrafe

Nachdem ein Douglas Super DC-3 Flugzeug der Staatsmarine der Vereinigten Staaten 1973 auf dem schwarzen Sandstrand Sólheimasandur in Süd-Island nach einer Notlandung „gestrandet“ war, erlangte es Berühmtheit, da es in einigen Musikvideos und Filmen zu sehen war.

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Continued Seismicity in Katla Volcano

The Icelandic Met Office picked up continued seismic activity in Katla volcano yesterday. At 3:12 pm a tremor of magnitude 3.3 occurred. Around 2 am the previous night, earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 and 4.6 hit the volcano—the largest to be recorded there since 1977.

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