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Though Katla was quiet today there were earthquakes in Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier. The biggest was 3,1 on the Richter scale.
Óskarsdóttir says the earthquakes in Katla and in Bárðarbunga are not connected, as the two volcanoes are far apart and don’t draw on the same source.
Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra blasted volcanic ash as high as 4.2 kilometers (2.6 miles) on Wednesday, one of its biggest eruptions in the past several months of high activity.
Hot ash tumbled down the mountain's slopes as far as 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) east and southeast into the Labortus River.
Media reports said students from an elementary school in Kuta Rakyat were sent home because volcanic ash covering the village was considered dangerous. There were no reports of casualties.