Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Scientists reach Icelandic volcano

Scientists are now in position at the Fimmvorduhals volcano in southern Iceland and have already begun taking samples. Their arrival in previous days had been hampered by poor weather.
Activity in the area was more intense last night than for most of yesterday, demonstrating that the eruption near Eyjafjallajokull is not slowing down. Three peaks were measured in the night, each causing a gas explosion.

Todays’ weather in the area is much calmer than in previous days, with light cloud and gentle wind, which has led to the volcano being visible from afar once more, reports.

A meeting will be held today with local residents to update them on what is happening under their feet and what they should do to remain safe.

Geologists and volcanologists seem to agree that the eruption will likely continue for several weeks or months.

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