From Iceland — RVK Newscast 157: Earthquakes Silenced And Important #MeToo Moment

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Art Bicnick

Happy New Year! Reykjavík Grapevine’s editor-in-chief, Valur Grettison (joined by special trainee reporter, Illugi Valsson) is back with all the latest news from Iceland. Stay tuned for updates on Covid, the volcano – and a tour round Whales of Iceland Museum, one of the best spots for a family day out in Reykjavík.

The earthquakes at Reykjanes peninsula have gone quiet and it’s believed that there is very little chance of another eruption in the foreseeable future – although the area is still highly active. Read our latest coverage of the volcanic activity here.

COVID-19 is surging like never before and the numbers in Iceland are incredibly high. Unvaccinated people appear to be suffering the worst, and four people have died since the beginning of the new year. Read our latest coronavirus report here..

There was a huge moment in the #Metoo revolution in Iceland last week; Eigin Konur, a popular Icelandic podcast hosted by feminist influencer Edda Falak, recently featured a guest who described the sexual violence she reportedly experienced at the hands of several prominent men. Vítalía Lazareva’s interview has resulted in the majority of the men accused of assaulting her resigning or being asked to take leave of absence. More information here.

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