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Volcano near Iceland airport begins erupting, produces spectacular lava flow

A volcano in southwest Iceland began erupting Wednesday, the country’s meteorological authorities said. The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the eruption is near the Fagradalsfjall mountain, 32 kilometers southwest of the capital, Reykjavik. A live video feed from the site shows molten lava spewing from a narrow fissure. The eruption follows days of small earthquakes in […]

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American skateboarder Josh Neuman among four killed in a plane crash in Iceland

US skateboarder and filmmaker Josh Neuman was one of four people killed in a plane crash in Iceland, local authorities confirmed. Neuman, who produced skateboarding videos for almost 1.2 million YouTube subscribers, had been in the country sightseeing and shooting a commercial when a plane he was in went missing on February 3. On Sunday, […]

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Commercial whaling in Iceland could be banned within two years

Commercial whaling in Iceland could be banned within two years, after a government minister said there was little justification for the practice. The northern European country, an island in the North Atlantic, is one of few places to allow whale hunting. But demand for the mammals’ meat has decreased dramatically since Japan resumed commercial whaling […]

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Woman tests positive for Covid-19 mid-flight test, isolates in toilet for five hours

An American school teacher says she spent five hours in voluntary self-isolation in a plane’s toilet after testing positive for Covid-19 mid-flight. Marisa Fotieo says she felt her throat hurt while travelling from Chicago to Reykjavik, in Iceland, on 20 December. Ms Fotieo says she performed a rapid test with a kit she had brought […]

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Wally the walrus spotted in Iceland after 22 days of no sightings

A walrus spotted in Ireland, France, Spain and the UK has turned up in Iceland, marine experts have said.The 800kg Arctic beast known as Wally, had not been seen for more than three weeks, with spotters saying they were “starting to lose hope” of ever seeing him again.However, Seal Rescue Ireland said he had been […]

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Whaling Industry: Japan, Norway and Iceland compete to lead $31 million market

Thousands of whales are murdered each year for their blubber, meat and ambergris even though commercial whaling is banned worldwide. Whaling is the process of hunting down whales. Thousands of whales are murdered each year for their blubber, meat and ambergris even though commercial whaling for profits is banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) […]

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‘It’s a perfect tourist eruption’: Iceland volcano could erupt for years

The volcano in Iceland spewing lava into the sky since it erupted last Friday could continue its spectacular display for years, potentially becoming a new tourist attraction on the island known for its natural wonders. Thousands of Icelanders have flocked to the site of the eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula, some 30 kilometers southwest of […]

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WATCH: Drone captures mesmerizing footage of erupting volcano in Iceland

After thousands of mild and not-so-mild earthquakes in Iceland, Mount Fagradals ejected a stream of lava from its belly, spewing the river down its side like a glacier of fire. Many people flocked to the nearest road to the mountain to look at the glowing embers but one photographer flew his drone right over to […]

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Iceland Volcano Eruption: Fagradalsfjall seems to be calming

The volcano that erupted in Iceland seems to be subsiding, scientists say. Lava at Fagradalsfjall burst through a crack in the Earth’s crust hundreds of metres long and a series of small fountains turned the night sky red. JUST IN – Eruption underway at Iceland's #Fagradalsfjall volcano. pic.twitter.com/DxcrEru8Tm — Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) March 19, 2021 […]

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Iceland: After thousands of earthquakes volcano erupts near capital Reykjavik

A volcano has erupted south-west of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, the country’s meteorological office says. It says the fissure is about 500-700 metres long at Fagradalsfjall on Reykjanes peninsula. The last eruption there was some 800 years ago. Iceland has recorded more than 40,000 earthquakes in the past three weeks. In 2010, the eruption of another […]

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‘Lava is trying to push its way’: Iceland hit by over 40,000 earthquakes in 20 days

Icelanders are having sleepless nights as the country has been hit by over 40,000 earthquakes in mere 20 days. No one knows when the next one will hit or how much damage it will cause, leading citizens on constant high-alert. WATCH: Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik However, their troubles look far from over, as […]

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Two beluga whales taken from the ocean ten years ago are being trained to return to the sea

Two beluga whales taken from the sea nearly ten years ago are being returned to the ocean. Little Grey and Little White are now being looked after at the world’s first open water sanctuary for belugas in Iceland. It is the first time the belugas have been in the sea since they were captured by […]