800 Icelanders Flee Rumbling Volcano

Experts expect 2nd eruption after quiet 2 centuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 14, 2010 5:42 AM CDT
Map locates the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland
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(Newser) – Hundreds of Icelanders have been evacuated amid fears that a volcano that erupted last month is about to blow again. Some 800 residents near the Eyjafjallajokull volcano fled this morning after reports of seismic activity. The volcano erupted March 20 after almost 200 years of silence. Authorities can't see exactly what is happening because the volcano is cloaked in a heavy cloud cover, but they fear that melting ice near it will cause flash floods, reports the AP.

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