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Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull Glacier White Again

The glacier Eyjafjallajökull which has had a black tint ever since a volcano below the ice cap erupted last spring, has now reclaimed its former white and gleaming appearance—snow has fallen on the glacier, covering the thick layers of ash.

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Eyjafjallajökull before the eruption.

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The gleaming white ice cap seen from Surtsey.

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Eyjafjallajökull during the eruption.

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The ash cover on top of the glacier. Photos by Páll Stefánsson.

Steam still rises from the glacier—it will take a long time for the eruption channel to cool down, even though the last outburst occurred in mid-June, Fréttabladid reports.

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson confirmed earlier this week that the eruption has now come to a definite end, even though Eyjafjallajökull might erupt again at a later stage.

Geophysicist Páll Einarsson, a professor at the University of Iceland Institute of Earth Sciences, remarked that the eruption has actually been over for a long time—should Eyjafjallajökull begin to erupt again, it would be classified as a new eruption.

Click here to read more about the Eyjafjallajökull eruption.

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