Coast Guard airplane TF-SIF patrolled the eruption site in south Iceland around 5 pm today, spotting clouds of ash and volcanic debris in an altitude of 30,000 feet. There was powerful wind in the area. At 19,000 feet it measured 85-90 knots, which equals 167 kilometers per hour.
The Icelandic Coast Guard. The photo is not directly related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.
Farmers at Fljótsdalur, the innermost farm in the Fljótshlíd district, reported that flooding was minimal. More glacial bursts can be expected.
It is estimated that repairs of the highway by Markarfljót will be completed tonight or tomorrow morning.
Meetings were held with ambassadors and the undersecretaries of the Icelandic ministries today at the Civil Protection Department’s coordination center in Reykjavík. An information center has been opened in Hvolsvöllur.