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Iceland volcano may be about to erupt: Expert warns of earthquakes and accumulating magma

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The blast itself was relatively small, but the amount of material Eyjafjallajökull belched out brought Europe to a standstill for nearly one month.

In the southwest of Iceland, the volcanic systems are much more predictable and erupt slow-moving streams of lava.

Dr McGarvie, who discussed the volcano in an article for The Conversation, said: “In Iceland these are warmly called ‘tourist eruptions’ as they are relatively safe and predictable, and offer the opportunity for many hundreds of people to witness a magical natural spectacle – the creation of new land.

“In the past, tourists have flocked to Iceland to witness such eruptions, but at present there is a five-day quarantine period for tourists entering Iceland due to the pandemic.



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