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Volcanic activity expected to continue in Iceland

04-18-2010 08:30 BJT


The Icelandic volcano spewing ash into the air and disrupting air travel has become more stable. But, officials say it could continue to erupt for days or even months to come.

Icelandic police have banned all access a one kilometer radius around the eruption site but there are no plans to evacuate.

Video shot in the vicinity of the erupting volcano below the glacier show a massive cloud of ash engulfing the surrounding countryside, limiting visibility to just a few meters.

The Red Cross has opened mass care centers for residents and is advising people to use masks and protective goggles.


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