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Breaking News: No Volcanic Activity in Iceland

By Iceland Review

At noon Magnús Tumi Gudmundsson, geophysicist at the Icelandic Met, said that the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull has stopped, at least temporarily. This is confirmed by Ómar Ragnarsson, a well known environmentalist and reporter, who flew all the way up to the crater around eleven o’clock this morning. He said that vapour was still coming out of the crater, but no ash.

Eyjafjallajökull in the beginning of the eruption. Photo: Benedikt Jóhannesson/Iceland Review

Sigthrúdur Ármannsdóttir at the Icelandic Met Office says that it is not sure that the eruption is over even though it seems to be at the moment.

Eyjafjallajökull on April 4, before the eruption. Photo: Benedikt Jóhannesson/Iceland Review

In the past few days the volcano has shown signs of reduced activity. From noon yesterday the eruption seemed to be grinding to a halt. Very few earthquakes have been recorded in the past few days.

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Eyjafjallajökull on May 12.. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

Gudmundsson warns that in the eruption 1821-3 the volcano did stop for a while and started again so more time is needed to see if the volcano has gone to sleep.

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