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Hekla Volcano Eruption Hazard Signs Put Up

By Iceland Review

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The police in South Iceland will erect in the area around Hekla several warning signs of a possible eruption in the volcano, Morgunblaðið reports.

The signs will be in both Icelandic and English with a QR-code to download the app for the 112 national emergency number so people can receive alerts if the sleeping volcano suddenly starts to erupt.

During the last eruptions, in 1970, 1980, 1991 and 2000, scientists only had between 30 and 80 minutes to send out a warning.

If the volcano starts to erupt, everyone in the vicinity of the volcano will receive an SMS warning in Icelandic and English.

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