nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk) wrote,

Red-hot volcano action

It suddenly struck me, reading a BBC story about the eruption of the volcano at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland (as if that spelling could be anywhere else outside a bad fantasy novel) that I have actually seen the area in question, on a day trip from Reykjavik to Þórsmörk. I shall have to dig up my diary of the period to see exactly where I was. If I weren't going to Venice next week I would be thinking seriously about a trip to see it, though with a fissures opening up 30m from tourists yesterday the sensible thoughts might be "don't" - one of the reasons I decided not to be a vulcanologist was the death-rate.

This page has some good webcams showing the eruption.

The next question is, will Katla go?
Tags: the great outdoors
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