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Immediate evacuation due to floods

The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has ordered an immediate evacuation of the area due to the imminent and immediate danger of flash flooding. Reports confirm a large body of water emerging from under Gígjökul. Inhabitants...

Water level has risen to 84 cm

The volume of water following in Markarfljót has increased significantly and the water level at Markarfljótsbrúnna has risen to 84 cm. The flow of water in to the lagoon fed by Gígjökull, has also increased.

Information on evacuation

Earth tremors are reported under the summit of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, in the south of Iceland. The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, in consultation with geophysicists from the Icelandic Meteorological Office, have...