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May 25, 2011 8:10 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Sally - yes, those tornados in the past days and weeks have been horriffic ..... I'll take a volcanic eruption over that any day...... and you're right we live on the "safer" half of the country in this regard. All the most active volcanos are in the south-southeast region.

The west coast of Norway actually experienced ashfall yesterday .... visibility seemed much poorer than here on Sunday night judging from the photos. That just shows how far it can travel. Seems pretty bizarre ... Blinking

The volcano is quiet now. There was a burst in activity last night, but now it seems to have stopped. It could start up again, so it hasn't been declared officially over. There's an expidition of scientists up on the glacier already and there's just steam coming out of the crater right now. Now the clean-up starts. The wind swept a lot of the ash out to see yesterday so but there's still lots of work to do. There wasn't as much loss in livestock as people feared ... only a few sheep and horse lost that wandered into ditches blinded by the ash.

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