Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hecla, a volcano in Iceland, 68 miles E. of Reykjavik. It is 5,102 feet above the level of the sea, and has five craters. Of the eighteen eruptions which have taken place during the last ten centuries most have been very violent, and that which began in September, 1845, continued for more than a year. On this and other occasions fine dust in large quantities has been scattered to a very great distance.