Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:01 PM EST


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.

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Fake News On Malaysia Airlines Flight Flying Over Icelandic Volcano Slammed By MAS

By IBTimes AU

Malaysia Airlines or MAS slams World News Daily Report for its amateurish reporting on MH131 (Sep 18)


The Lava Flows On The Ground After The Bardabunga Volcano Erupted Again
Bardarbunga Volcano In Iceland Erupts With Brightly Coloured Lava Under Northern Lights [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Sightseers and volcanologists have been treated to a sight of the brightly coloured lava flowing due to the eruption of Bardarbunga volcano. (Sep 17)

The Lava Flows On The Ground After The Bardabunga Volcano Erupted Again
Holuhraun Volcano In Iceland Is The Most Dangerous Place To Be; Life-Threatening Sulphur Dioxide Swarming The Crater

By IBTimes AU

Volcanic eruption in Iceland caused discomfort to the people living around because of dangerous gases. (Sep 12)

A Participant Wearing A Star Wars Costume Sits In A Photo Booth
'Sorry George Lucas'—'Star Wars' 7 and 'The Nest' Have Same Release Date—Tina Fey Interview

By IBTimes AU

"The Nest" is a family drama, while "Star Wars" 7 is a sci-fi movie. (Sep 10)


The Lava Flows On The Ground After The Bardabunga Volcano Erupted Again
Photos Of A Volcano Tornado Captured By A Professional Photographer In Iceland [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Two fissures gushing out lava was seen in Iceland on Sep. 4 which hould be seen even from space. (Sep 09)

The Lava Flows On The Ground After The Bardabunga Volcano Erupted Again
Volatile Volcanoes Are Waking Up

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Volcanoes erupted in Iceland and Papua New Guinea. (Sep 02)


Volatile Volcanoes Wake Up
Volcano Eruption In Iceland: Lava Erupts More Than 50 Meters High, Prompts Aviation Alert [Video]

By IBTimes AU

The Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland erupted, throwing lava to a distance of more than fifty metres into the air on Aug. 31. (Sep 01)


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. (Aug 29)

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)


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)