The Scientists’ Council of the Civil Protection Department is not ready to formally declare the end of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, ruv.is reports. The council will however reassess the situation later this week.
Eyjafjallajökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Therefore, the alert status in the area has not been lifted.
According to the Department Manager of the Civil Protection Department, in light of the volcano’s history, it is impossible to determine the duration of such an event.
Declaring a formal end to the eruption, thereby reversing a number of decrees regarding the sealing of areas and other precautions, would be premature. Furthermore, the drifting of ash and the mud floods have had considerable effect on the surrounding area.
The council hopes to reach a second conclusion sometime before next weekend.
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