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In the early hours of January 23, 1973, the 5000 residents of Heimaey Island awoke to a 1,500m-long wall of fire rising to the east of the town. The island, originally formed by volcanic eruptions, was hastily evacuated within a couple of days.

In the early hours of January the 5000 residents of Heimaey Island awoke to a wall of fire rising to the east of the town. The island, originally formed by volcanic eruptions, was hastily evacuated within a couple of days.

Volcanic eruption in Iceland - grounded all flight in N-Europe

39 Years Ago Today This eruption started at o’clock on the of January 1973 and lasted for 155 days. The latest signs of it were noticed in.

Push-volcanos killing animals and humans

Eldfell, Heimaey island, Photo by Svienn Eirikksen, fire marshal of the town of Vestmannaeyjar.

At the moment, Grimsvotn ranks as Iceland's most active volcano, having erupted five times since 1983, most recently in 2011. Pictured…

Iceland: Living with Volcanoes

At the moment, Grimsvotn ranks as Iceland's most active volcano, having erupted five times since most recently in Pictured…

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Iceland: Living with Volcanoes

Sigurdsson scanned and preserved hundreds of archival photos of volcanoes for his new book, Magma: Icelandic Volcanoes.

A crater in the Surtsey Island surface reveals the lava underneath. (ca. 1963), Iceland.

Iceland: Living with Volcanoes

A crater in the Surtsey Island surface reveals the lava underneath.

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The Perfect Storm - Aurora Borealis - Aberdeen, Scotland.must go at the right time of the year

Return to Magenta, Florian Maier-Aichen

Return to Magenta, Florian Maier-Aichen

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Sigurdsson scanned and preserved hundreds of archival photos of volcanoes for his new book, Magma: Icelandic Volcanoes.

Seyðisfjörður 1963 by han-ice, via Flickr

Seyðisfjörður 1963 by han-ice, via Flickr

Imagine Peace Tower, will next be lit on October 9th, what would have been John's 73rd birthday! Check out Yoko's beautiful link. IMAGINE! http://imaginepeacetower.com/

Dear Friends, On October I will relight Imagine Peace Tower in memory of my late husband John Lennon, on the island of Viðey in Reykjavík, Iceland, for John's birthday.

2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, Iceland. PH ©Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson TIME.com

Iceland: Living with Volcanoes

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