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Grímsvötn: Iceland’s most active volcano may be about to erupt

Volcano eruption in 2011. EGILL ADALSTEINSSON/EPA

Dave McGarvie, Lancaster University The ice-covered Grímsvötn volcano on Iceland produced an unusually large and powerful eruption in 2011, sending ash 20km into the atmosphere, causing the cancellation of about 900 passenger flights. In comparison, the much smaller 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull led to the cancellation of about 100,000 flights. Understandably, any mention of another explosive eruption from an Icelandic …

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