Life returns to normal in Iceland after volcanic eruption

14:29, April 18, 2010      

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The Icelandic Tourist Council said on Saturday that most of Icelanders'daily life was proceeding quite normally after the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajokull glacier on the south coast of Iceland, according to a statement reach here from Reykjavik.

"Day-to-day life in Iceland is going on as usual, even though the volcanic eruption has made a profound impact and generated dangers in that specified area," said the council in a statement.

It pointed out that even though the eruption was relatively small, airborne volcanic ash has dispersed over a wide area and disrupted air travel in Europe.

"It is the joint task of the aviation and tourism authorities in Europe to find ways to transport travelers to their destinations with absolute safety," the statement added.

It is the task of Iceland's Civil Protection Department to ensure that the utmost safety measures are followed in Iceland, and to provide a constant flow of information to all parties that need it, said the statement.

"Even if the eruption is prolonged and its duration is impossible to predict it is considered not unlikely that volcanic ash formation will taper off once the preconditions for the mixture of water and embers no longer exist," said it.

The Icelandic Tourist Council emphasized that travelers currently in Iceland were safe and sound, and the appropriate parties are making every effort to make their stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Source: Xinhua


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