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Is the Eruption in Iceland Diminishing?

In recent days the volcanic smoke in Eyjafjallajökull has been getting lower by the day. This suggests that magma flow may be diminishing compared to the end of last week and the weekend. The Icelandic Weather Bureau says that volcanic activity may still be irregular over the next days.

Eyjafjallajökull in April. Photo: Jóhannes Benediktsson/Iceland Review

The cloud coming from the volcano is now about 5 kilometers according to a weather radar. Only one farm in eastern Iceland, Fljótsdalur, has reported falling ash. About ten lightings were measured between midnight and noon, but after that no lightings have been recorded. Because of poor visibility the volcano has not been seen for two days.

Radar pictures from the Coast Guard plane show no great changes in the ice where the crater has been building up. The eruption is still not generating much lava. Only limited earthquake activity has been recorded according to www.mbl.is.

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