Eggert Magnusson from the National Crisis Coordination Centre said that this eruption
has only lava and no ash.
The estimated 1-km fissure eruption
in the Holuhraun area prompted the Icelandic Met Office to raise the warning code for aviation to red, the highest level.
A 2010 eruption
of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano produced an ash cloud that caused a week of international aviation chaos, with more than 100,000 flights cancelled.
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: Further characterization of a rare eruption
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He remembers one evening in 2011 when data pointed to an imminent eruption
in the rift zone.
Rims of crystals in the nodules grew from a very different magma, indicating a major mixing event occurred immediately before eruption
Tourists on the Canary Islands should not worry, because the eruptions
off El Hierro relieved possible volcanic pressure on other islands, German expert Birger Luehr said.
Researchers said that it had its first major eruption
in 52 years and that they observed eruptions
with magma for the first time in 189 years.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi has erupted with renewed strength, the fourth eruption
in eight days, forcing authorities to extend a danger radius to 15 km from the volcano and move refugee shelters.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has errupted in an explosion three times as powerful as an eruption
last week that forced tens of thousands of residents from their homes.
2bn - but the eruption
of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano in April was "modest", a Welsh scientist has claimed.
But the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by even a large and ongoing volcanic eruption
is but a drop in the bucket in comparison to our annual output of industrial and automotive carbon emissions.
It is shortsighted to assume that even if air travel returns to normal that the environmental problems related to the eruption
will end immediately.
killed 57 people, destroyed 200 homes and flattened 4.