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Gas pollution from the Holuhraun eruption is expected in West and North Iceland today

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Gas pollution from the Holuhraun eruption is expected in West and North Iceland today (Tuesday). According to the Icelandic Met Office's (IMO) interactive map air quality should be good in most populated areas in West Iceland but people in North Iceland, from Skjálfandi bay to Eyjafjörður fjord can expect a heavier dose of the volcanic pollution.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) the volcanic pollution is expected mainly in West Iceland.

You can view air pollution measurements from around Iceland here. Page is in Icelandic but each town/place is colour coded.

Live air pollution measurements from Reykjavík's monitoring are sites here.

Air Quality Index (AQI)

  • GREEN Good
  • YELLOW Moderate
  • ORANGE Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
  • RED Unhealthy
  • PURPLE Very Unhealthy
  • MAROON Hazardous
     

Here is IMO's interactive map showing how the gases from the eruption in the centrel highlands will travel over Iceland in the next 36 hours.

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