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Iceland volcano showing increased activity


Iceland’s erupting volcano is showing signs of increased activity, scientists say.

But the plume of ash that wreaked so much havoc to air travellers last month is for the moment blowing clear of busy flight paths.

High altitude winds are reported to be pushing the volcanic particles directly south over the Atlantic.

The cloud shot up as high as ten kilometres into the air earlier this week, higher than during April’s crisis, forcing large parts of Irish and British airspace to close.

Geologists are measuring around to Eyjafjallajokull daily to see how much ash is falling.

The experts say they are picking up signs of increased seismic activity deep under the volcano, indicating that magma below the earth’s crust is trying to force its way up.

Iceland’s volcano first erupted in mid-April disrupting air travel over northern Europe for a week and causing misery to thousands of stranded passengers.

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