Four of Iceland's main volcanoes all preparing for eruption

Hekla, Grímsvötn, Bárðarbunga and Katla are all preparing for eruption.

Hekla, Grímsvötn, Bárðarbunga and Katla are all preparing for eruption. mbl.is/Ómar Óskarsson

According to geophysicist Páll Einarsson, four of Iceland's volcanoes are showing increased amounts of activity in preparation for another eruption. 

Katla is the most active that it's ever been in four decades. "Katla has been unrestful since this autumn."

The other volcanoes showing increased activity are Hekla, Grímsvötn and Bárðarbunga. 

Hekla is located in South Iceland and erupts every ten ...

Hekla is located in South Iceland and erupts every ten years or so. Golli / Kjartan Þorbjörnsson

Bárðarbunga - the last eruption in Holuhraun lasted for a ...

Bárðarbunga - the last eruption in Holuhraun lasted for a whole year. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

The Grímsvötn volcano is located underneath the Vatnajökull glacier. Here ...

The Grímsvötn volcano is located underneath the Vatnajökull glacier. Here farmers are shown trying to save sheep from poisonous volcanic ash. Mbl.is/ Eggert Jóhannesson

Katla is Iceland's most dangerous volcano and is located underneath ...

Katla is Iceland's most dangerous volcano and is located underneath the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

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USD USD 107.80 EUR EUR 124.23
GBP GBP 138.34 DKK DKK 16.66
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CHF CHF 109.18 JPY JPY 0.98
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