Grimsvotn volcano

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New Iceland Volcano Shows Signs of Activity

Hekla erupts every decade or so, and she's overdue

(Newser) - Scientists are monitoring unusual underground activity that could signal an eruption at the Hekla volcano in southern Iceland. Magma appears to be moving deep beneath the volcano, and while that doesn't necessarily mean an eruption is imminent, scientists expect Hekla, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, to erupt... More »

Volcanic Ash Shuts German Airports

But flights expected to resume soon

(Newser) - European air travelers are facing another day of uncertainty because of Iceland's erupting Grimsvotn volcano. Germany is closing its northern airspace today because of volcanic ash, shutting down airports including those in Berlin and Hamburg, the BBC reports. Scottish, Irish, and Scandinavian airspace has also been affected, but officials... More »

Volcano Could Cancel Up to 500 Flights

But officials say this won't be as bad as last year's eruption

(Newser) - The volcanic ash cloud drifting from Iceland toward Europe has already caused more than 250 flights to be canceled, and that number could rise to 500, according to the European air traffic agency. Clouds have already affected Iceland and Scotland and could reach northern Europe within 48 hours, the Wall ... More »

Icelandic Ash Nears UK Airspace

Nervous officials monitoring cranky volcano

(Newser) - Volcanic ash from a spewing Icelandic volcano is drifting toward UK airspace, threatening a possible repeat of last year's travel debacle. Iceland grounded all flights at its main Keflavik airport yesterday after the Grimsvotn volcano shot steam and ash 12 miles into the air. The ash is expected to... More »

New Volcano Eruption Closes Iceland Airport

But Grimsvotn should not disrupt air travel, scientists say

(Newser) - More than a year after an Iceland volcano spewed ash high into the atmosphere, wreaking havoc on European air travel, another volcano has erupted in the small, island nation, reports the AP . The Grimsvotn volcano—Iceland's most active, with 13 eruptions in the last century—began erupting yesterday just... More »

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