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The Volcanic Island of Iceland

Mount Katla is the largest and most dangerous volcano in Iceland. 

Iceland sits on top of the boundary between the Eurasian and North American plates.

80% of Iceland’s buildings are heated by geothermal hot springs. 

 

99% of Iceland’s electricity is from renewable sources.

Iceland widens by a couple of centimetres every year.

During the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruptions, more than 100,000 flights were cancelled, stranding five million travellers across the world.

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