In Iceland, parted the gates of hell — the volcano Hekla

According, Iceland recorded increased activity of the volcano Hekla (Hekla), known in medieval times as "the gates of hell." It is reported by Agence France-Presse, with reference to the Icelandic geophysicists. Measuring instruments indicate the likely movement of magma in the depths of the volcano.

Hekla volcano, located in the southern part of Iceland, shows unusual activity in three days. Scientists from the University of Iceland said that he is ready to wake up, even though the eruption is not necessarily begin in the coming days.

Scientists note that Hekla different short phase between the onset of the eruption, and the first release of magma. In 2000, this phase lasted half an hour, in 1970 — just 25 minutes.

Hekla Volcano is one of the most active in Iceland. The last time he woke up 11 years ago. On average Hekla erupts once in a decade.

In late May 2011, the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn erupted. Emissions of ash in the atmosphere led to the closure of airports in the UK and Iceland, and the abolition of many European flights.

In May 2010, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull led to the almost complete closure of European airspace. Airlines have suffered damage amounting to more than $ 1.7 billion.

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