Iceland volcano ‘relatively calm’

2010-04-20 10:59

Iceland’s erupting volcano remained relatively stable today, with blasts seen from three separate craters, but the plume of ash that had wreaked havoc for air traffic in Europe had diminished.

“The volcano has been relatively calm, and activity in the Eyjafjallajokull glacier has not changed,” said Icelandic police.

The Icelandic Coast Guard had flown with experts to the volcano yesterday to monitor the eruption.

“There is still considerable volcanic activity at the site and three seemingly separate craters are still erupting,” police said.

“The plume is still rising, but it is smaller and lighter, indicating that there is not much ash. Accumulating ash seems to be forming a ridge along the edges of the volcano”. – Sapa-AFP

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