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Eruption Pollution in South and Southwest Iceland – Photos

By Iceland Review

Pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun is expected in South and Southwest Iceland again today. According to the Environment Agency of Iceland’s pollution monitoring stations, the air quality on Grensásvegur in Reykjavík and on Hvaleyrarholti in Hafnarfjörður is poor (compared to an average day) due to sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the eruption.

Pollution from the eruption at Þingvellir

Photos of the haze over Þingvellir on Wednesday. Photos: Páll Kjartansson.

Iceland Review photographer Páll Kjartansson took these photos. More photos can be viewed on visir.is.

A map of the calculation of atmospheric concentrations of SO2 at ground level is available on the website of the Icelandic Met Office.

Pollution from the eruption at Þingvellir

Yellow indicates low levels of pollution, red considerable and pink high.

In case of high levels, people who feel discomfort are advised to stay indoors, close their windows, turn up the heat and turn off air conditioning and use periods of good air quality to ventilate the house.

Pollution from the eruption at Þingvellir

The pollution haze from the eruption visible over the full moonThe pollution haze could be seen over the full moon over Reykjavík.

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