From Volcano Erupts in Isolated Iceland Area
A volcano erupted in a remote area of Iceland on Monday, setting off tremors across the area and prompting officials to warn pilots to avoid flying through gasses being emitted by the blast.
No evacuations were needed in the unpopulated area around Grimsvotn mountain in eastern Iceland, the Meteorological Office said, but visual confirmation of the damage being done was impossible because heavy winds and rains reduced visibility in the area.
The mountain lies on the Atlantic Rift, the meeting of the Euro and American continental plates. The three major volcanoes of Iceland — Hekla, Katla and Grimsvotn — lie on the same fault line.