Posted by: magmatist | March 21, 2010

Iceland volcano erupts through ice cap

Eyjafjallajokull erupts through a 1-km-rift in ice sheet. Photo from AP.

The eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland began March 20, 2010. The eruption has casued a 1-km long rift in the ice cap. Lava fountains are spouting high into the air and flowing away on the ice surface. Go to the Eruptions blog for a report and a video. Subscribe to that blog if you are interested in updates.

Yeah, yeah, I know this isn’t Mount Baker, but very cool for volcano watchers anyway.

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