Update on Iceland Volcanic Eruption Skip to content

Update on Iceland Volcanic Eruption

A meeting between geophysicists and members of the Icelandic Civil Protection Department at Hvolsvöllur ended about an hour ago.

Eyjafjallajökull towers over the farm Thorvaldseyri. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

They concluded that the situation in the area around Eyjafjallajökull glacier is still risky because of the ongoing volcanic eruption, yet most roads have been opened and people were allowed to return to their homes.

However, inhabitants at 14 farms in the immediate eruption area must spend the night elsewhere and roads near the eruption zone remain closed, district commissioner at Hvolsvöllur Kjartan Thorkelsson told ruv.is.

Thorkelsson said people have been very understanding and followed the police’s requests. They will keep following the situation and evacuate the area again if deemed necessary. People are asked to be on the alert.

The next meeting between geophysicists and members of the Icelandic Civil Protection Department will take place at 9 am tomorrow morning.

Related articles:

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article

Facebook
Twitter