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REYKJAVIK (AFP) - – Up to 800 people were evacuated in Iceland early Wednesday because of a volcano eruption risk at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in the south of the island, a police spokesman said.
"Between 700 and 800 people were evacuated from their homes because of the risk of an eruption in Eyjafjallajokull and because there were a lot of earthquakes in the area," Baldur Sigurdsson told AFP.
"All roads are closed and a helicopter has just left to see if there was an eruption," he added.
Originally posted by AlwaysQuestion
I'm sure its just because the reporting is all getting better and more of us are 'aware'.... but it does seem like the whole earth is shaking right now!
Originally posted by slidingdoor
Yes, it seems to be through fear of an eruption after a 3.2 quake under the glacier.
I particularly like this report from the las vegas sun as it gives a phonetic pronunciation for that unpronouncable glacier
Originally posted by Komodo
ok .. I just heard yesterday from a music staion 105.1 here in portland metro that this volcano is still erupting and has caused MAJOR air traffic to be stopped all across Europe due to the amount of ash!!! It's so bad that airlines are unable to fly over it.. I believe it was Stacy Lynn... can't remember..
What's odd is, there's hardly any news on this if this is true !
Can anyone one confirm this ??
[edit on 18-4-2010 by Komodo]