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«Now we'll be on the street»

“I’m a Grindvík resident and a refugee from Grindavík and I’d already confirmed my purchase of a house in Sandgerði,” a home-owner from Grindavík tells us. “I’m not satisfied with the real estate transactions in Sandgerði,” he says, “but
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«Now we'll be on the street»

“I’m a Grindvík resident and a refugee from Grindavík and I’d already confirmed my purchase of a house in Sandgerði,” a home-owner from Grindavík tells us. “I’m not satisfied with the real estate transactions in Sandgerði,” he says, “but the seller of the real estate has increased the sale price by millions to line his pockets and use the situation of those who have been forced to flee their homes.”

A month since the eruption began

Today, one month has passed since the eruption that is currently taking place at Sundhnúkagígar crater row. The eruption, which began on the evening of March 16, is the fourth since magma accumulation began under Svartsengi at the end of October 2023.
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A month since the eruption began

Today, one month has passed since the eruption that is currently taking place at Sundhnúkagígar crater row. The eruption, which began on the evening of March 16, is the fourth since magma accumulation began under Svartsengi at the end of October 2023.

8 months pregnant and deadlifts 135 kilos

Icelandic crossfit star Annie Mist Þórisdóttir is pregnant with her second child and has been gaining a lot of attention on social media for her workout videos, which she has posted in recent months, where she performs incredible gymnastic and Crossfit wor
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8 months pregnant and deadlifts 135 kilos

Icelandic crossfit star Annie Mist Þórisdóttir is pregnant with her second child and has been gaining a lot of attention on social media for her workout videos, which she has posted in recent months, where she performs incredible gymnastic and Crossfit workouts whilst pregnant.

Blue Lagoon closed yesterday until 2 today

Unhealthy air quality was measured at the Blue Lagoon yesterday, which is closed as a result and does not reopen until 14 today. The pollution comes from the eruption in the Sundhnúkagígar crater row.
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Blue Lagoon closed yesterday until 2 today

Unhealthy air quality was measured at the Blue Lagoon yesterday, which is closed as a result and does not reopen until 14 today. The pollution comes from the eruption in the Sundhnúkagígar crater row.

Earthquake felt in the capital area with many aftershocks

An earthquake was felt in many parts of the southwest Icelandic region today. It triggered a seismic burst under Kleifarvatn lake. The burst, by contrast, appears to be receding.
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Earthquake felt in the capital area with many aftershocks

An earthquake was felt in many parts of the southwest Icelandic region today. It triggered a seismic burst under Kleifarvatn lake. The burst, by contrast, appears to be receding.

The first real estate purchase agreements for Grindavík went through yesterday

The government-owned real estate company Þórkatla completed the first purchase agreements for residential housing in Grindavík yesterday. The real estate owners in Grindavík will receive 95% of the purchase price of their property the next week.
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The first real estate purchase agreements for Grindavík went through yesterday

The government-owned real estate company Þórkatla completed the first purchase agreements for residential housing in Grindavík yesterday. The real estate owners in Grindavík will receive 95% of the purchase price of their property the next week.

Opened the road to Grindavík for residents and first responders

Grindavíkurvegur road, from Reykjanesbraut road to Grindavík, is now open to traffic. The opening-up is only valid for residents of Grindavík, first responders and employees of businesses in Grindavík and at Svartsengi.
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Opened the road to Grindavík for residents and first responders

Grindavíkurvegur road, from Reykjanesbraut road to Grindavík, is now open to traffic. The opening-up is only valid for residents of Grindavík, first responders and employees of businesses in Grindavík and at Svartsengi.

The magma chamber is not as deep as previously thought

The findings of the Uppsala University of Sweden's seismic group contradict the previous notion of the location of the magma chamber under Mt Fagradalsfjall.
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The magma chamber is not as deep as previously thought

The findings of the Uppsala University of Sweden's seismic group contradict the previous notion of the location of the magma chamber under Mt Fagradalsfjall.

Daði Freyr dancing and singing in Bob's Burger

Simon Chong, artistic director of the American comedy show Bob's Burgers, is a big fan of Icelandic musician Daði Freyr Pétursson. He showed his admiration in action and created a fun video of Daði Freyr, who shows the musician dancing and singing in t
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Daði Freyr dancing and singing in Bob's Burger

Simon Chong, artistic director of the American comedy show Bob's Burgers, is a big fan of Icelandic musician Daði Freyr Pétursson. He showed his admiration in action and created a fun video of Daði Freyr, who shows the musician dancing and singing in the kitchen of the burger joint. The video also shows some of the main characters of Bob's Burgers.

Suspicious men in yellow vests peeking through windows

There have been suggestions on the Facebook neighborhood page “Betra Breiðholt” about suspicious travels of men wearing yellow vests in Selja- and Hólahverfi neighborhoods in Breiðholt. A resident in the area says that two men rushed away when he inter
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Suspicious men in yellow vests peeking through windows

There have been suggestions on the Facebook neighborhood page “Betra Breiðholt” about suspicious travels of men wearing yellow vests in Selja- and Hólahverfi neighborhoods in Breiðholt. A resident in the area says that two men rushed away when he interfered.

Video: Shouting and interrrupting from parliamentary platforms

Shouts were heard from the parliamentary platforms as Bjarni Benediktsson, the chairman of the Independence Party and the new Prime Minister, made a statement at a parliamentary session that began at 3 pm this afternoon.
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Video: Shouting and interrrupting from parliamentary platforms

Shouts were heard from the parliamentary platforms as Bjarni Benediktsson, the chairman of the Independence Party and the new Prime Minister, made a statement at a parliamentary session that began at 3 pm this afternoon.

This eruption already more extensive than previous six eruptions

Although the volcanic force has decreased, there are no signs of a decrease in total magma flow from the depths. It is difficult to predict when this eruption will end, it could continue for a longer period with stable flow or stop shortly.
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This eruption already more extensive than previous six eruptions

Although the volcanic force has decreased, there are no signs of a decrease in total magma flow from the depths. It is difficult to predict when this eruption will end, it could continue for a longer period with stable flow or stop shortly.

The wall of the crater has collapsed

The wall of the crater has broken with the overflowing lava flowing down to the north. According to Böðvar Sveinsson, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, the situation is closely monitored.
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The wall of the crater has collapsed

The wall of the crater has broken with the overflowing lava flowing down to the north. According to Böðvar Sveinsson, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, the situation is closely monitored.

A new government will probably be presented today

A press conference has been scheduled at 2 pm in Harpa, where the chairmen of the government parties, Bjarni Benediktsson, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, and Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson will speak to journalists, who will most likely present a new government.
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A new government will probably be presented today

A press conference has been scheduled at 2 pm in Harpa, where the chairmen of the government parties, Bjarni Benediktsson, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, and Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson will speak to journalists, who will most likely present a new government.

«It was time to change»

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was a guest of Kristján Kristjánsson on the morning program Sprengisandur at Bylgjan radio. In the program, she was asked about her resignation as Prime Minister and why she decided to leave Parliament.
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«It was time to change»

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was a guest of Kristján Kristjánsson on the morning program Sprengisandur at Bylgjan radio. In the program, she was asked about her resignation as Prime Minister and why she decided to leave Parliament.

Eyeing the Prime Minister's seat

There is uncertainty about the future of the government due to Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, leaving the government to run for President.
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Eyeing the Prime Minister's seat

There is uncertainty about the future of the government due to Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, leaving the government to run for President.

Asked to serve as PM for the time being

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has been appointed to remain as Prime Minister for the time being. Her request for her release has, however, been accepted by President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.
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Asked to serve as PM for the time being

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has been appointed to remain as Prime Minister for the time being. Her request for her release has, however, been accepted by President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Live footage: Magma running down from the overflowing crater

“It started happening like 20 minutes over three, and then the surface of the magma in the crater began to rise,” Elísabet Pálmadóttir, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, tells us, as she looks out into the lava that now flows dow
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Live footage: Magma running down from the overflowing crater

“It started happening like 20 minutes over three, and then the surface of the magma in the crater began to rise,” Elísabet Pálmadóttir, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, tells us, as she looks out into the lava that now flows down the crater’s rim in the volcanic eruption at the Sundhnúkagígar crater row.

More magma coming into the magma chamber, than is coming out

Inflation seems to have started in Svartsengi, although the end of the eruption at Sund-hnúkagígar is nowhere to be seen. More magma flows into the magma chamber under Svartsengi, than is flowing out of it and the inflow is not decreasing.
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More magma coming into the magma chamber, than is coming out

Inflation seems to have started in Svartsengi, although the end of the eruption at Sund-hnúkagígar is nowhere to be seen. More magma flows into the magma chamber under Svartsengi, than is flowing out of it and the inflow is not decreasing.

The Blue Lagoon opens tomorrow at noon

The Blue Lagoon will resume operations tomorrow at noon, even though the Chief of Police in Suðurnes has maintained that the current situation could be threatened by lava flow and gas pollution at Svartsengi. This was the conclusion after the meeting betwee
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The Blue Lagoon opens tomorrow at noon

The Blue Lagoon will resume operations tomorrow at noon, even though the Chief of Police in Suðurnes has maintained that the current situation could be threatened by lava flow and gas pollution at Svartsengi. This was the conclusion after the meeting between the Blue Lagoon and the police authorities at noon today.

Civil Protection level lowered

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, in agreement with the Commissioner of the Police in Suðurnes, has decided to lower the emergency level to the Civil Protection Crisis level due to the volcanic eruption between Hagafell and Stóra Skógfell.
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Civil Protection level lowered

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, in agreement with the Commissioner of the Police in Suðurnes, has decided to lower the emergency level to the Civil Protection Crisis level due to the volcanic eruption between Hagafell and Stóra Skógfell.

The magma is likely flowing from a depth of 15 km

There are still no signs that the eruption at the Sundhnúkagígar crater row is coming to an end. Bene­dikt Gunn­ar Ófeig­sson, the director of de­formation measurements at the Icelandic Met­or­a­cal­ Office, believes it­s likely that the mag­ma i
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The magma is likely flowing from a depth of 15 km

There are still no signs that the eruption at the Sundhnúkagígar crater row is coming to an end. Bene­dikt Gunn­ar Ófeig­sson, the director of de­formation measurements at the Icelandic Met­or­a­cal­ Office, believes it­s likely that the mag­ma is flowing from a depth of 15 km.

Ask people to be careful in steep slopes

The Icelandic Met Office asks outdoor activists in the North-West and Eastfjords who plan to take advantage of the good weather and the new snow in the coming days to be careful. There are many areas where there are warnings of avalanches and there is a high
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Ask people to be careful in steep slopes

The Icelandic Met Office asks outdoor activists in the North-West and Eastfjords who plan to take advantage of the good weather and the new snow in the coming days to be careful. There are many areas where there are warnings of avalanches and there is a high chance that people traveling in steep terrain can start an avalanche.

Presidential run: These five already have the minimum recommendations

At least five candidates for the office of President of Iceland have reached the minimum number of votes required to be eligible for election. 62 people are now gathering votes to be eligible for election.
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Presidential run: These five already have the minimum recommendations

At least five candidates for the office of President of Iceland have reached the minimum number of votes required to be eligible for election. 62 people are now gathering votes to be eligible for election.

Helicopter called out due to an avalanche

A helicopter from the Icelandic Coast Guard was called out at 13.15 at the request of the police due to an avalanche in Böggvisistaðafjall mountain west of Dalvík.
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Helicopter called out due to an avalanche

A helicopter from the Icelandic Coast Guard was called out at 13.15 at the request of the police due to an avalanche in Böggvisistaðafjall mountain west of Dalvík.

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