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    Iceland's Grimsvotn Volcano Erupting

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    beejean

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    Iceland's Grimsvotn Volcano Erupting

    Post  beejean on Sun 22 May 2011, 5:21 pm

    Hi all earthwatchers,

    "REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said Saturday — just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days.

    Iceland’s Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes. Smoke could be seen rising from the volcano, which lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.

    A no fly zone has been designated for 120 nautical miles in all directions from the eruption. Isavia, the company that operates and develops all airport facilities and air navigation services in Iceland, described this as standard procedure around eruptions.

    “The plume of smoke has reached jet flying altitude and plans have been made for planes flying through Icelandic air control space to fly southwardly tonight,” said Hjordis Gudmundsdottir, the spokeswoman for Isavia."

    The above information is the lead-in to the complete story which can be read at the link below:
    News Story Icelands Grimvotn Volcano

    The news story is copyrighted:
    * By GUDJON HELGASON/Associated Press
    * Posted May 21, 2011 at 10:54 p.m.

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