Ratlaupfélagið Hekla

ICE-O 2011 and the eruption

An eruption started in Grímsvötn underneath glacier Vatnajökull on Saturday around 7 PM. The volcano is spewing large amounts of ash up to 33-35 thousand feet. Grímsvötn is Iceland’s most active volcano. Usually the eruptions occur at an interval of a few years. Most of these eruptions last a few day. The eruption is very big this time. However, experts consider it unlikely to cause anything similar to the chaos of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. (www.ruv.is)
The most power in the eruptions will probably be over after few days and will probably not affect our international orienteering event ICE-O 2011.






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