Thursday, June 23, 2016

'Gateway to hell' ready to re-open

      File photo courtesy: Wikipedia
 Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 8:32 PM - An Icelandic volcano dubbed the “Gateway to Hell,” is poised to erupt for the first time in 16 years.

Hekla volcano, located in South Iceland, erupted approximately once every 10 years between 1970 and 2000. It's been quiet ever since.
Now, experts are warning people to stay away from the crater, which is a popular tourist destination.
“Hekla is a dangerous volcano,” University of Iceland Geophysics Professor Páll Einarsson said, via Icelandic news agency Visir . “We could be looking at a major disaster when the next eruption begins if we are not careful.”...

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