Iceland Prepares for Hekla Volcano Eruption (Video)

Iceland Prepares for Volcano Eruption

The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjoell volcano in April 2010 stranded more than eight million travellers as volcanic ash spread across Europe.  Is another volcano about to erupt?

Unusual seismic activity around the Hekla volcano has given Icelandic police the need to declare an “uncertainty level”, its lowest warning.  A series of earthquakes have been recorded in the area.  Hikers are advised to stay out of the area, although it is not forbidden at this time.

Hekla has been referred to in legendary tales.  It is said that condemned souls travel through it crater on their way to hell.

The Hekla volcano erupts about every 10 years.  The last time was in 2000. The smoke, ash, and lava flow continued for almost two weeks.

Hekla stands 4890 feet above sea level and appears to be another majestic snow-capped mountain.

Because of the activity, the aviation alert level has been raised to yellow.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

Hekla Volcano in Iceland Spews Ash Cloud Over Europe

5 Responses to "Iceland Prepares for Hekla Volcano Eruption (Video)"

  1. Tracy Fullerton   March 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Video title wrong, Hekla didn’t spew ash cloud over Europe, Eyjafjallajökull did (and not Eyjafjoell like referred to by the author).


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