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Another scientist said the eruption was 10 times more powerful than one which occurred last month on the flank of the volcano, though the two were part of the same event.
To the east of the volcano, thousands of hectares of land are covered by a thick layer of ash while a cloud blotted out the sun in some areas along the southern coast of Iceland, local media reported.
The cloud of ash from the eruption has hit air travel all over northern Europe, with flights grounded or diverted due to the risk of engine damage from sucking in particles of ash from the volcanic cloud.
Originally posted by St Udio
this is probably because a sudden upsurge of mantle 'plumes' or else a universal increase of the molten rock temperature in the near surface mantle is unpresetented and has no known model to follow... so even the learned scientists are befuddled and without 'Answers'
Originally posted by Curio
You didn't even have to search - there's a whole bunch of threads all on the front page. For goodness sake.
EDIT: Just noticed it's your first post. Sorry to be harsh - just make sure to at least scan the first page when you post as most stories are covered the second they break. People are fast around here
[edit on 15-4-2010 by Curio]