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Steam Extends Out of Eyjafjallajökull Crater

A three-kilometer high cloud of steam is now extending out of the volcanic crater on Eyjafjallajökull glacier. It can clearly be seen from Hvolsvöllur and other locations in south Iceland. It can also be seen on Míla’s webcam.

A screenshot from Míla’s webcam in Hvolsvöllur.

Sigthrúdur Ármannsdóttir, a geographer at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, told ruv.is that there is a lot of water in the crater and heat underneath.

However, there is no ash in the cloud; it is completely white. The weather conditions make the steam clearly visible.

There are no earthquakes in the area and nothing indicates that volcanic activity is resuming. It is therefore not believed that Eyjafjallajökull is about to erupt again.

Click here to read other recent news related to the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull.

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