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Grimsvotn eruption 21 May 2011

21 May 2011 Last updated at 19:26 ET

Iceland’s most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting, scientists say.

The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004.

In 2010, plumes of ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused weeks of air travel chaos across Europe.

Officials say the latest eruption is unlikely to cause similar problems, although a flight ban has been imposed around the area.

Volcanic eruptions are common in Iceland, which lies along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that divides the Eurasian and North American continental plates.

Icelandic Meteorological Office geologist Hjorleifur Sveinbjornsson told Reuters that Grimsvotn had thrown a plume of white smoke about 15km (nine miles) into the air.

“It can be a big eruption, but it is unlikely to be like last year,” he added.

Iceland’s Isavia airport authority said a flight ban of 120 nautical miles had been imposed around the area.

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Glaciologist Matthew Roberts: the eruption “shouldn’t have any far-reaching effects”

“We close the area until we know better how the ash is going to work,” she spokeswoman Hjordis Gudmundsdottir.

Domestic airline Icelandair said no traffic had been affected.

“We do not expect the Grimsvotn eruption to affect air traffic to and from the country in any way,” said communications director Gudjon Arngrimsson.

Last year’s outpouring of ash from Eyjafjallajokull led to the largest closure of European airspace since World War II.

About 10 million travellers were affected and some questioned whether the shutdown was an over-reaction.

However, a scientific study published last month said the safety concerns had been well founded.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Iceland said ash particles from the early part of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption were especially abrasive, posing a possible threat to aircraft.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13487858

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Iceland was born on June 17th, 1944 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_republic_referendum,_1944

June 17th, 1944

June 17th

6 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = Iceland’s personal year (from June 17th, 2010 to June 16th, 2011) = In the news.  Photos.

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The skyline over Iceland glows near the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier on March 21, 2010.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in southern Iceland after a volcano dormant for almost 200 years erupted.

The eruptions began shortly before midnight on Saturday near the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier, triggering fears of flooding when several craters along a popular rift began spewing lava and smoke.

Some 450 people have so far been evacuated from an area southeast the capital, Reykjavik, and the country’s aviation authority cancelled all domestic flights and discouraged other aircraft from flying close to the area of the volcano.

Authorities initially feared that the eruption was below the 160km glacier, which is the country’s fifth largest ice mass and a state of emergency was immediately declared.

Geologists at the University of Iceland, however, told the national broadcaster, RUV, that aerial survey of the area seemed to indicate that the eruption had not occurred below the ice.

The ice-capped volcano last erupted in the 1820s.

from:  http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=121338&sectionid=351020606

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The evacuation of more than 500 people living near the Eyjafallajoekull glacier in southern Iceland was completed Sunday morning after a volcano erupted without causing casualties, local media said.

“Evacuation in response to the volcanic eruption was concluded after an extremely rapid response,” Icelandic public broadcaster RUV said on its website.

“Everyone known to have been in the area has been brought to safety and is now accounted for,” it added.

An Icelandic civil protections department official told AFP early Sunday that between 500 and 600 people were evacuated from their homes.

RUV also reported the airports in the capital Reykjavik, Keflavik and Akureyri were closed after the eruption, which occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday.

A volcano in the area of the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier last erupted in 1821 and 1823.

from:  http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Iceland+volcano+evacuation+completed+after+eruption/2708669/story.html

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Iceland was born on June 17th, 1944 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland

June 17th

6 + 17 +2+0+0+9 = 34 = Iceland’s personal year (from June 17th, 2009 to June 16th, 2010) = Speed.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Energy.  Fuel.  Gasoline.  Motor.  Engines.  Acceleration.  Speeding up.  Full throttle.  Rate.  Velocity.  Adrenaline.  Battery.  Ignition.  Cars.  Driving.  Races.  Sprinting.  Trains.  Locomotive.  Urgent.  Hurry.  Rush.  Zip.  Zoom.  Dart.  Slowing down.  Brakes.  Thermostat.  Temperature.  Toasty.  Sweat.  Heat.  Radiator.  Matches.  Lighter.  Firefighter.  Flammable.  Combustible.  Explosive.  Dynamite.  A fuse.  Fireworks.  Firecracker.  Skyrocket.  Volley.  Rapid fire.  Stimulation.  Stimulants.  Hornets.  Wasps.  Buzzing.  Humming.  Hive.  Swarm.  Sting.  Kidney.  Adrenals.  Cortisol.  Stress.  Tension.  Nerves.  Raw nerve.  Burn out.  Fry.  Sizzle.  Overheat.  Blow up.  Temper.  Pressure.  Venting.  Geyser. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

9 51         15

Iceland              30

 3 3  54    15

The path of destiny for Iceland / how Iceland learns what Iceland is here to learn = 30 = Thankfulness.  Appreciation.  Gratefulness.  Gratitude.  Cherish.  Blessings.  Please.  Thank you.  Alleluia!  Count your blessings (lest they flee).  You have a lot to be thankful for.  Home sweet home.  Thank you.  Praise the Lord.  

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