tisdag 24 maj 2011

Riktiga Uppdateringar - Grímsvötn - Askmoln

Reykjavik, May 24, 17:00 (GMT)

Professor Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, geophysicist at the University of Iceland, confirmed earlier today that volcanic activity in Grímsvötn has peaked, and while the eruption has not been declared over, it will most likely not reach previous volumes. The eruption has continued today, but it the volcano has only emitted a fraction of the material it previously spewed.

Today, it has been projecting about 100 tons of material per second, down from 1,000 tons of material last night, and 10,000 tons of material on Sunday. The ash plume now reaches 3-5 km in the air, down from 8-10 km yesterday. All scheduled flights in and out of Keflavík have been confirmed with the exception of flights to Glasgow and London that have been delayed/canceled for the time being. Some changes to schedules may occur due to backlog, and passengers are encouraged to check with their airline for confirmed departure/arrival times.

Department of Civil Protection now says roads in the area may open later today.

Source: www.iceland.is

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