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Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland: Ash Plume 7km High

The latest status report from the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland notes that the current ash plume at Eyjafjallajökull is 7km high and earthquakes are continuing at a depth of 5-13km. There are no signs that the eruption is ending.

Eyjafjallajökull from Gigjökull, 4th May 2010, 4pm. Photo: Ólafur Sigurjónsson, courtesy of Icelandic Met Office

Ash is predicted to head towards Britain over the weekend with the following advisory issued by the London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre:

Advisory from London VAAC Received by UK MET Office 0624 on 8th May 2010

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