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Grímsvötn Glacial Flood Receding

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Grímsvötn Glacial Flood Receding

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Grímsfjall mountain as seen from Grímsvötn ice cap. Photo: Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson/Icelandic Met Office/Facebook

The glacial flood from Grímsvötn has reached its peak and is beginning to subside, the Icelandic Met Office reports. On the evening of June 12, water levels in the affected area began to subside slowly but steadily.

The Met Office warns that levels of hydrogen sulfide gas may remain high, particularly in low-lying areas close to the glacier’s edge. Tourists are thus advised to stay away from the area.

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