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Tidal Wave Possible in South Iceland

A tidal wave on the south coast of Iceland may be one of the repercussions of a volcanic eruption at Katla, the Icelandic National Guard warned. The Guard released a report on what might happen if the active sub glacial volcano were to erupt, as has been expected for some time.

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While the probability is low, it is possible that an eruption could cause a tidal wave, and the Guard has suggested that towns on the Southern coast, ranging from Vík in the Southeast to Grindavík in the far Southwest, would need to be evacuated.

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