Uncertainty Phase

26 03 2013

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police (NCIP) and the Police Commissioner at Hvolsvöllur declare an uncertainty phase, which is the lowest level of warning, because of unusual seismic activity in Mount Hekla. The uncertainty phase means that supervision has been raised on that course of events that may threaten public health and safety, or that environment or inhabited area may be threatened. Declaring an uncertainty phase is a part of the work process in the setup of public safety to secure a formal communication between response teams and to secure dissemination of information.

Photo from notendur.hi.is

Is she gonna blow!?!? Photo from notendur.hi.is

Everyone was quite excited to hear this! It could erupt in 15 minutes, weeks, months, or even years. Dagny says the problem with Hekla is that when it erupts, it’s gives only 15 minute warning. Not enough time for hikers to run down its hills. So they have to be extra careful.






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