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Top Gear filming at Iceland volcano

A film crew from the BBC automotive show Top Gear is now at the South Iceland volcano filming in excellent weather – but it was not easy to get there. It took James May and his Top Gear crew ten hours...

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Katla volcano in Iceland remains dormant

A glacial flood affected South Iceland last night, likely caused by draining of geothermal melt water from underneath the east side of the Myrdalsjokull glacier. Scientists have been speculating that...

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Swedish tourist lost on Icelandic glacier found dead

The search for a Swedish tourist lost on an Icelandic glacier had a sad end this weekend when his body was found in a crevasse in the ice. 25 year-old Daniel Markus Hoij called for help at 22.20 on...

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New satellite images show Iceland’s shrinking ice caps

Amazing new images published by the US Geological Survey (USGS) have revealed that two of Iceland’s ice caps shrunk by a significant amount between 1986 and last year. The ice caps in question are...

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Katla volcano calm over the weekend – Crisis Coordination Centre to meet...

Although a few small tremors continued to stir and the roads around the area remain closed, Katla volcano was relatively calm over the weekend. The Crisis Coordination Center of the Scientific Advisory...

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UPDATE: Katla is quiet, according to assessments

Katla volcano seems to be going back to sleep under the icecap of Myrdalsjokull according to the civil protection department. The roads neighbouring the volcano and surrounding area have been reopened,...

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