Eyjafjallajökull volcano

I”m late linking to this one, but around midnight UTC last night a volcano near the Eyjafjallajökull glacier began erupting and continues to do so, though fortunately it has turned out the volcano is not actually underneath the glacier, which means there’s no danger of a jökulhlaup, and it may even have reduced the pressure beneath the glacier. More of a concern is that the past three times there’s been an eruption near Eyjafjallajökull, the more dangerous Katla has erupted soon after.

Everyone in the area was safely evacuated. The volcanology students are having fun.

Eyjafjallajökull is not far from the Fljótsdalur valley, which includes Hlíðarendi, as well as the lovely Fljotsdalur hostel we stayed at there–from which we could see the glacier. (The eruption, as I understand it, is a bit east of there, on the other side of the ridge.)

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