Articles tagged "glacier outburst floods"

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Grímsvötn volcano ash plume drops to five kilometers

About 14 months after Eyjafjallajökull rumbled to life, another volcano on Iceland began spewing ash and steam. At approximately 17:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. local time) on May 21, 2011, Grímsvötn began to erupt, the Icelandic Met Office reported. The volcano sent a

May 24, 2011

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Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano erupted, it may trigger flooding

Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, started erupting. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes of ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused weeks of air travel

May 21, 2011