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Scientists Say Iceland Volcano Begins Erupting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Scientists say Iceland's most active
volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting.

Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed Saturday that an
eruption had begun, and local media said smoke could be seen coming
from the volcano.

Grimsvotn lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in
southeast Iceland.

It last erupted in 2004. Scientists have been expecting a new
eruption and have said previously that this volcano's eruption will
likely be small and should not lead to the air travel chaos caused
in April 2010 by ash from the Eyjafjallajokul volcano.


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