Icelandic volcano eruption has ended

30th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

The eruption of Icelandic volcano Grímsvötn has ended, announced a geologist from the Icelandic Meteorological Institute on Monday.

“We see nothing and can assume that the eruption is over,” said Steinunn Jakobsdottir. “There has been no activity detected by our equipment since Saturday at 17.00 hours.”

The most active volcano on the island began spewing smoke and ash on May 21. The resulting ash cloud reached an altitude of 20 km.

Problems for European aviation were relatively limited, unlike last year when a volcanic eruption in Iceland affected more than 100,000 flights and nearly eight million passengers. However, about 500 flights from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport were cancelled due to the eruption.

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