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Ash from Eyjafjallajökull Blows Across Iceland’s Capital

By Iceland Review

Volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajökull blew over Iceland’s capital region yesterday. The air pollution peaked around 4 pm when the pollution level reached 320 micrograms per cubic meter by Grensásvegur in Reykjavík.

During the worst spells of ash fall in south Iceland, day turned into night. The ash fall in Reykjavík yesterday was nothing in comparison. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Then it started to rain, which reduced the level of pollution; at 8 pm it had dropped to six micrograms, Morgunbladid reports.

There was also ash fall in north and east Iceland yesterday. The ash cloud remained relatively stable at a height of seven kilometers.

Ash fall was reported as far as Vopnafjördur and Neskaupstadur. A thin ashy haze was also seen hanging over the mountains north of Seydisfjördur.

A strong south and southwesterly wind blew over the crater but closer to the ground an easterly wind blew ash that had already fallen to the west and northwest.

Aerial photographs showed a dense haze of dust covering a large part of the country’s southwestern corner, including Reykjavík.

In Hrauneyjar, the last outpost before entering the highlands from south Iceland, cars turned black due to ash fall.

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