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Close Watch on Katla Area – Unrest in Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Last night conductivity increased in the river Múlakvísl. The Iceland Meteorological office and the Public Safety division of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police are following the situation closely according to mbl.is. Just before midnight there was some unrest in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, site of the volcano Katla, and conductivity continued to increase faster than before.

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Calderas in Mýrdalsjökull. Photo Erik Sturkell/mbl.is

The Met lost connection with a gauge measuring water level for about an hour. For safety reasons the road was closed at Mýrdalssandur for an hour until the connection was fixed and the situation was deemed safe. The area is under continued surveillance.

The bridge on the ring road at Múlakvísl was destroyed in floods less than two weeks ago. A temporary bridge was opened last weekend.

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Tremors Detected Near Vatnajökull, Iceland‘s Largest Glacier

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River Transport in South Iceland Resumed after Accident

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Ring Road Bridge to Be Ready Sooner Than Scheduled

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Still Uncertain Whether Katla Volcano Erupted

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Trucks and Special Bus to Ferry People across River

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Road Closure Worries South Iceland Travel Agents

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Calderas in Mýrdalsjökull 50 Meters Deep

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All Is Quiet, No Eruption in Katla, Ring Road Closed

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