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All Quiet on the Eruption Front: Iceland Volcano Still Active

By Iceland Review

Flights over the eruption by Iceland Review reporters indicated that the eruption is still active in all three craters that seem to be separated. The height of the volcanic cloud was much lower than on Sunday but in some instances the cloud went up to 5-6 kilometers. It seems that limited water is flowing into the craters and hence ash formation is less than in previous days.

Satillite picture: Ash coming up from Eyjafjallajökull to the south. Reykjavík to the left. Eyjafjallajökull is the white dot on the left. Photo: MODIS.

No lava was seen from the craters but for the first time fire bursts came up from the mighty glacier. It is not expected that further floods will be coming from the volcano.

Wind is still blowing from the north but later today the direction is expected to shift, blowing the ash to the north instead. Rainfall should limit the damage. This means that the cloud should not be blowing over to the European continent. The road between Markarfljót and Skógar will be opened for traffic, but people are advised not to travel unless necessary.

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