Iceland volcano eruption may continue in near future

2010-04-19 08:32 BJT


The volcano in southern Iceland continued to send clouds of ash several kilometers high into the sky Sunday.

Powerful tremors from the volcano on Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier rocked the countryside on Sunday as eruptions hurled a steady stream of ash into the sky.

The volcanic plume reached heights of 6-9 kilometers.

Winds have pushed the ash southeast across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and into the heart of Europe.

This aerial view shows the Eyjafjallajokull volcano billowing smoke and ash during an eruption. (AFP/Halldor Kolbeins)
This aerial view shows the Eyjafjallajokull volcano billowing
smoke and ash during an eruption. (AFP/Halldor Kolbeins)