Iceland – Tourists and workers evacuated north of rumbling volcano – Some 3,000 small earthquakes since Saturday

Iceland – Tourists and workers evacuated north of rumbling volcano (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

Some 3,000 small earthquakes in Iceland since Saturday

have raised concerns that the country’s largest volcano system, Bardarbunga, located under Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull, could erupt and cause travel chaos across Europe.

Meteorologist Einar Einarsson said earthquakes were happening practically every minute.

An area north of the volcano has been evacuated by Iceland’s civil protection agency, which said it could not rule out an eruption.

The Vatnajokull National Park is more than 186 miles (300 km) from the capital, Reykjavik, and covers 14% of Iceland.

Ash from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 shut down much of Europe’s airspace for six days, affecting more than 10 million people and costing $1.7 billion.

http://news.sky.com/story/1321875/iceland-thousands-of-quakes-amid-volcano-fears

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