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12 Feb 2011

Volcano alert on Iceland

National Geographic - Volcano!Volcano alert on Iceland - World - IOL | Breaking News | South Africa News | World News | Sport | Business | Entertainment | IOL.co.za: "Another volcano could be about to erupt on Iceland, threatening to spew out a blanket of dust that would dwarf last year’s eruption and ground hundreds more passenger flights.

Geologists say there is a high risk of the island’s second-largest volcano Bárdarbunga erupting after an increase in the number of earthquakes around it.

Pall Einarsson, a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, says the increased activity provides “good reason to worry”. The sustained tremors to the north-east of the remote volcano range are the strongest recorded in recent times and there was “no doubt’ the lava was rising.

But he added that a low number of detection devices in the area make it difficult to predict exactly what will happen, and when."

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