Iceland volcano - Grimsvotn eruption

Iceland’s most active volcano, the Grimsvotn volcano, has erupted, MSNBC reports. 18,000-foot high white plumes have shot into the air, according to scientists. 50 or so small earthquakes (the largest of which was 3.7 on the Richter Scale) followed.

This Grimsvotn eruption is not expected to cause air travel chaos like Eyjafjallajokul did in April of 2010. An eruption similar to this one occurred in 2004 (and did you hear about that?…).
The Vatnajokull glacier sits above the Grimsvotn volcano in southeast Iceland. “In November, melted glacial ice began pouring from Grimsvotn, signaling a possible eruption,” MSNBC reports. “That was a false alarm but scientists have been monitoring the volcano closely ever since.”
While this certainly isn’t Rapture and it isn’t even likely to cause much trouble for humans, it could turn into something, so we will keep you updated if anything newsworthy happens.


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