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Iceland

Iceland is a European island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (39,769 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with the surrounding area being home to some two-thirds of the national population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterised by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite its high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle.

Articles About Iceland

A crack runs across the road following an earthquake in Saintsbury, California
Underground Eruption of A Volcano Noticed As Powerful Earthquakes Rock Iceland

By IBTimes AU

Teams of scientists who are monitoring the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland have found evidence of an underground eruption as earthquakes are continuing to rock the area, reported Yahoo News. (2:56 pm)

A plane prepares to land
Iceland Volcano: Bardarbunga Stricken by 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake But Still No Eruption, Magma Could be Going Elsewhere

By IBTimes AU

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano still has not yet erupted. It just continues to grumble and rumble for over a week now, prompting scientists to believe the magma from the volcanic system could be flowing somewhere else. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE

People stand on the street after evacuating an apartment building after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Mexico City, July 29, 2014. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesda
BREAKING: Strong 6.9-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Peru, Authorities Rule Out Tsunami Threat to Hawaii

By IBTimes AU

Peru has been hit by a great 6.9-magnitude earthquake on Sunday. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE, COPPER, SILVER, TSUNAMI

An airplane of German air carrier Lufthansa lands at the airline's main hub, the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, March 14 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Travel Warning: Iceland Downgrades Alert Over Bardarbunga Volcano Eruption, Seismic Activity Still Continues

By IBTimes AU

Iceland has downgraded the alert over the Bardarbunga volcano from red to orange after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area on Saturday. But the Icelandic Meteorological Office warned the triple threat of earthquakes, eruptions and flooding still remain. (Aug 25)

People Dressed As 'Star W' characters Boba Fett. Left, And A Stormtrooper.
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’: Han Solo's Super Star Destroyer, Costumes And Weapons

By IBTimes AU

Harrison Ford’s return to filming also brought in new details about his character in the movie. (Aug 20)

People dressed as "Star Wars" characters Boba Fett (L) and a Stormtrooper
‘Star Wars’ 7 Plot Leak – New Villain And Stormtroopers New Look [Spoilers]

By IBTimes AU

Movie buffs are eagerly waiting to learn who the new villain is in “Star Wars” 7. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, MEXICO

People Dressed As 'Star Wars' Characters Boba Fett (L) And A Stormtrooper
'Star Wars' 7: How Stars Hide Costumes To Stop Spoilers

By IBTimes AU

"Star Wars 7" is slated to be released on Dec. 18, 2015 in Australia, the U.S., the UK, Canada and New Zealand. (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO

A person wearing a costume of the Darth Vader character from the Star Wars movies is pictured in Hollywood, California
Star Wars: Rise of the Emperor Palpatine Based on Hitler

By IBTimes AU

"Star Wars" fans who have closely followed the movies will find an uncanny resemblance between emperor Palpatine and Adolf Hitler. A new post on the official Web site of the franchise gives fans hints on what historical events inspired George Lucas. (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, ELECTIONS, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, MEXICO

Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
Australia Tops UN 2014 World Report for Illicit Drug Use; Ecstasy Top Drug for Aussies

By IBTimes AU

Australia tops United Nations' list of nations with the highest number of recreational drug use. Recent figures from the UN's 2014 World Drug Report revealed Australia's use of illegal drugs is more extensive than other countries in the world. (Jul 07)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, MEXICO

Director Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling to Reunite with Rachel McAdams on 'Notebook's' 10th Anniversary: Relationship Troubles with Eva Mendes Looms-Report

By IBTimes AU

It's the 10th anniversary of "The Notebook" and fans are hoping that former couple and co-stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams would be reuniting for the celebration for their film, which proved to be a major success that time. (Jun 28)