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The Grimsvotn eruption seems to be over

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kl 10:53, 25. maí 2011
This photo, taken this morning shows the crater in Grimsvotn. As can be seen the eruption looks to be over. Only steam rises out of the crater that for the last days has been spewing huge amounts of ash into the air.
This photo, taken this morning shows the crater in Grimsvotn. As can be seen the eruption looks to be over. Only steam rises out of the crater that for the last days has been spewing huge amounts of ash into the air. PHOTO/ÁGÚST

The eruption in Grimsvotn seems to be all but over. Eyewitnesses who ventured close to the crater reported this morning that the activity is almost noneexistent. Scientists are on their way in an airplane to assess the situation but as it stands it seems like the volcano has stopped spewing ash into the atmosphere.

No major earthquakes have been recorded in the area for the last two days and that points to the same conclusion, that the eruption is over. In the first day of the eruption the power was immense and the amount of ash that went out of the crater was greater than the combined amount in the Eyjafjallajokull eruption last year.

That eruption lasted for 40 days, grounding most flights in Europe for many days.


Athugiđ. Allar athugasemdir eru á ábyrgđ ţeirra er ţćr rita. Vísir hvetur lesendur til ađ halda sig viđ málefnalega umrćđu. Einnig áskilur Vísir sér rétt til ađ fjarlćgja ćrumeiđandi eđa ósćmilegar athugasemdir.

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