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Icelandic volcano 'looks set to erupt dwarfing last year's devastation'

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 10, 2011 09:50 hrs

Geologists have warned that another volcano on Iceland looks set to blow, bringing far more chaos than last year's eruption.

Researchers detected the high risk of a new eruption after observing an increased swarm of earthquakes around the island's second largest volcano Bardarbunga.

Pall Einarsson, a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, says the area around Bardarbunga is showing signs of increased activity, which provides 'good reason to worry'.

"There is no doubt that lava there is slowly growing, and the seismicity of the last few days is a sign of it," the Daily Mail quoted Einarsson as telling Icelandic TV News.

Last year's eruption of volcanos near Eyjafjallajokull, located in the south of the island, caused chaos around the world as hundreds of planes were grounding due to dust and ash filling the sky. (ANI)




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