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New Iceland Eruption: No Disruption to Air Transport

As long as the situation doesn’t change, air transport in Iceland will continue as normal. The eruption in Eyjafjallajökull has now been confirmed but no magma has been seen yet. The eruption is believed to be of the same size as the previous one.

A plane from the domestic airline Air Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Pilots have reported two cumulus clouds rising from Eyjafjallajökull. One of the airplanes was located 40 miles south of the glacier and spotted a steam cloud in the far north. The other was located 60 miles northeast of the glacier and saw steam rise in the southwest, visir.is reports.

The steam rose to 1,000 feet above the clouds, which indicates that the volcanic eruption is small and of a similar size as that on Fimmvörduháls, which has now come to an end.

An airplane from the Icelandic Coast Guard is now flying across the glacier. The crew is hoping to be able to see the glacier’s surface. The weather is clearing but a dense fog has hung over the glacier all night and it has been raining.

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