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Eruption Still causing Problems

Icelanders are still feeling the consequences of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Yesterday a dark mist was lying over Reykjavík. Visibility was limited and people complained of a strange smell. Doctors advised those who are allergic or have weak lungs to stay inside.

The Eyjafjallajökull eruption in april. Photo Jóhannes Benediktsson/Iceland Review

In the area west and northwest of Eyjafjallajökull there was a considerable ash storm and the effects reached the capital city. The forecast for today is that there will be some rain in the area, which should limit the ash blowing in the wind.

The mist was not the only consequence of the eruption bothering Icelanders yesterday. The continuing problems of Herjólfur, the Westman islands ferry, may be because of fine ash blending in with sand on the south coast, thus filling the harbor at Bakkafjara. The ferry could not sail at all yesterday and was scheduled to go to Thorlákshöfn, its old harbor on the south coast, at six o’clock this morning. After that it would sail to Bakkafjara when it was full tide.

The volcanic ash was not the only thing bothering the ferry operators. Strong winds from the east made the sea difficult to sail, especially going into the harbor.

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