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New volcanic eruption shuts Iceland airport

The Icelandic authorities have shut the country's main airport after the nation's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, began erupting.
A plume of smoke has risen 20km into the sky.
Iceland's Meteorological Office says the eruption should not cause widespread disruption to air traffic.

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Iceland volcano erupts



Iceland's most active volcano has erupted, with a flight ban of 120 miles being imposed around the area.



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Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano starts new eruption

The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004.
Scientists say the latest eruption may trigger localised flooding.

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Ash cloud confirmed from GrÝmsfjall volcano

A eruption ash cloud has been confirmed from GrÝmsfjall volcano. I do not know how high it currently is. But Icelandic news is reporting that the cloud is rising fast and high (estimated 3000 - 4000 meters and rising). Explosions have been seen from good distance.
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Scientists have been expecting a new eruption and have said previously that this volcano's eruption will likely be small and should not lead to the air travel chaos caused in April 2010 by ash from the Eyjafjallajokul volcano.
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áLatitude: 64░24'41.79"N, Longitude: á17░20'32.39"W



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Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed Saturday that an eruption had begun, and local media said smoke could be seen coming from the volcano.
Grimsvotn lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.

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A Volcanic Eruption has started in Iceland

It is now confirmed that an eruption has started in GrÝmsv÷tn in Vatnaj÷kull Glacier. The smoke from the eruption can be seen from many places in south Iceland according to RUV television.
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No Eruption Imminent from Iceland Volcano

Geophysicists who have been monitoring the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland have announced that floodwaters are receding and tremors are decreasing. This after fears just a few days ago that the countrys most active volcano could erupt soon.
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Grimsvotn, Iceland's most active volcano shows signs of eruption

Usually in Iceland when the rivers start rising along with tremors that are unusual and a bit of flooding soon after a volcano erupts. This time it is Iceland's GrÝmsv÷tn, the volcano has not erupted but the other signs that something is happening shows.
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Floodwater triggered by melted glacial ice is pouring from an Icelandic volcano, and scientists say it may be a precursor to an eruption.
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The GrÝmsv÷tn lakes are lakes in Iceland. They lie in the highlands of Iceland at the northwestern side of the Vatnaj÷kull glacier and are covered by its ice cap. Beneath them is the magma chamber of a volcano. The location of the lakes is 64░25'N 17░20'W, at an elevation of 1,725 m.
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