Rescue Team Installs Equipment to Increase Safety: Video

Vala Hafstað

Over the weekend, members of the rescue team Þorbjörn from the town of Grindavík, Southwest Iceland, transported a repeater to the area east of Fagradalsfjall mountain – to increase the safety of people, in case of an eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula, mbl.is reports. More specifically, they drove up Núpshlíðarháls.

The repeater facilitates GPS communication in the area believed to be the likeliest to be hit by a potential volcanic eruption. Watching the video above enables you to see that area up close.

One of the rescue workers explains the need for the repeater: a number of valleys in the area make GPS connection difficult. Scientists, he explains, will be exploring the area, so if an eruption takes place, the rescue team’s communication with them has to be possible to ensure their safety.

You can watch the view from the mountains and see the rescue workers testing the equipment.

The town of Grindavík, the rescue team’s home town, has seen more seismic activity than any other in the area in recent days. Saturday night and Sunday morning, earthquake after earthquake shook the town, keeping residents awake most of the night.  

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