Wednesday, April 14

Volcanic Eruption In Iceland Prompts Evacuation Of Some 800 People

Volcanic Eruption at Fimmvorduhals in South Iceland may now be over; but a new eruption has now started under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier.

Two aerial sources have this morning confirmed large amounts of steam coming off the glacier. One plane was 40 miles south and the other was 60 miles north-east.

Civil Protection Agency officials say hundreds of people in Iceland have been evacuated amid fears of second volcanic eruption.

Up to hundreds people near the Eyjafjallajokull (AYA-feeyapla-yurkul) volcano were evacuated after seismic activity suggested it may have erupted for the second time, said Rognvaldur Olafsson, a chief inspector for the Icelandic Civil Protection Agency. The volcano, 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Reykjavik, erupted March 20 month after almost 200 years of silence.
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