Feast of Fury

17 Apr

Fimmvörðuháls eruption

Source : Fredikholm se’s flickr photo

A volcano erupted in the south of Iceland overnight, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate the area and diverting flights after authorities declared a local state of emergency, officials said on Sunday.

Shortly before midnight, the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, the island’s fifth largest, started to spew smoke and lava from several craters along a rift which is popular with hikers.

About 500 people living in the thinly populated area near the site were evacuated by the rescue team.

Excellent photograph by Fredikholm. To see a slide show of the beautiful photographs, click the source above.


Posted by on 17/04/2010 in Nature


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2 responses to “Feast of Fury

  1. HOBO(nickname)

    19/04/2010 at 3:26 PM

    Excellent photographs. Thanks for sharing. But the sadness exist…

    • Anil m

      19/04/2010 at 8:03 PM

      Thanks for your comment


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