Icelanders say they're excited for volcano eruption

The eruption in the Krysuvik volcanic system does not pose any danger to the public, according to officials, and residents of nearby towns say its main effect will be to bring tourists.

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SIGUFDUR KRISTMUNDSSON: I thought it wouldn't happen. The earthquake was very quickly. And people were-- well, two or three days we had no earthquake zone. So I think it was coming down and we believed that. Everything was over. So it's happened. Anyway.

I think we are excited. Because it's not so heavy or great. It's not dangerous, nothing like that.

So I think people are excited. And also they are not afraid of it.

SIGURBJORN EYTHORSSON: We've just been monitoring the area for people who are not allowed to walk to the possible volcano area. But, some people are allowed to walk. So, basically we get money for making sure that people park safely.

SIGUFDUR KRISTMUNDSSON: If it's more like that and far, far away from the town, and people all the infrastructure, roads and such. It's OK. Good for the tourist business and such.