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2nd Icelandic Volcano Erupts, 800 evacs

800 people were evacuated yesterday when an Icelandic volcano beneath the Eyjafjallajokull (nearby the Myrdalsjokull glacier field) erupted, right after some small, 1 and 2 magnitude earthquakes, its being reported. The volcano is under the glacial fields, and about 100 miles east of Reykjavik, Iceland. This is also the same volcano that first erupted this last March, after a long dormant period going back to 1821.

You can check out the live volcano image feed here in english.

FROM CNN: “The volcano is under the glacier and it’s melting parts of the glacier,” Olafsson [Rognvaldur Olafsson, chief inspector at Iceland’s Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management] said. “The rivers will rise and potentially make some damage.” Rivers closest to the glacier have already started rising, he added. [CNN]


April 14, 2010
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