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Volcano Cam International Hit

Volcano Cam International Hit

Published April 8, 2010

Photos by
Julia Staples

About a million people from 150 different countries have taken a look at the volcano at Fimmvörðuháls, all through a website with a webcam pointed at the eruption.

Vísir reports that according to a statement from Mila, the company operating the website, 38% of their visits came from outside Iceland. “We’re probably talking about a record in visits to an Icelandic webpage, as the popularity of the site has been simply unbelievable.”

Shortly after the eruption started, Mila set up webcams at Hvolsvellur and at Þórólfsfell. Shortly thereafter they were able to get a cam set up at Fimmvörðuháls, which still gives the clearest image by far.

The company also notes that the video will be recorded, providing not only a historic but a scientific service for those wishing to study the evolution of the eruption.

See more Eruption Iceland stories.

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