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Steam Rises from Eyjafjallajökull Crater

By Iceland Review

A significant amount of steam rose from the crater on top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier yesterday. However, there is nothing to suggest that the volcanic eruption is about to resume.

The eruption at its height. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, there is nothing to indicate that the steam is anything else than natural vaporization of water in the glacier; earthquake sensors don’t show any activity, Fréttabladid reports.

“There is constant vaporization from the glacier and when the visibility is good it can be seen much more vividly,” explained Davíd Sigurdsson at the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Earlier this month the plume of steam extended three kilometers into the air but no activity was measured then either. “It is a natural process and vaporization of water in the glacier is part of it,” Sigurdsson iterated.

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

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