25.5.2011 -

Volcanic activity decreases

May 26 - 8:00Little to report from the Grímsvötn eruption site this morning

There is little to report from the Grímsvötn eruption site this morning. The volcano shows little activity, occasional bursts of steam have been reported. Geologists say it is too soon to declare the eruption officially over, and caution that going too close to the eruption site can be dangerous.

Roads are open in the area, and clean-up efforts are going well.

The effects of the eruption are still felt in a small area South of the volcano, where a layer of ash still covers the ground. The 1000 Inhabitants are working on clean-up efforts, and have received help from workers and rescue teams. Geothermal wonders are a part of life in Iceland, and there is considerable experience on hand in dealing with the effects of volcanic eruptions.

Downtown Reykjavik, May 25th 2011 at 3 pm