Day 84 – Katla

The eruption of Katla Glacier Melt Blows Out Bridge.
From the Ice News:  A glacial flood affected South Iceland last night, likely caused by draining of geothermal melt water from underneath the east side of the Myrdalsjokull glacier.

Scientists have been speculating that the glacial outburst may have been caused by a very small volcanic eruption; but no visual or seismic evidence to confirm that theory has yet come to light.

The flood peaked last night and engineers are already working on repairing damage to local roads. The sudden outburst knocked out a bridge on the Route 1 highway, leaving the road closed. Icelandic interior minister, Ogmundur Jonasson told reporters that fixing the road is his top priority and the Icelandic Roads Administration is already working to build a temporary replacement bridge. It is hoped the road will open again in the coming weeks.Read more: http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2011/07/09/katla-volcano-in-iceland-remains-dormant/#ixzz1WBQJ5ucS

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Fine art photography and digital collage. Love to ski, bike, hike and meet people passionate about their lives.
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