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冰岛最大火山格里姆喷发

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小编摘要:据冰岛气象部门称,位于瓦特纳冰川下的格里姆火山于周六爆发。该火山上次喷发是在2004年。

冰岛最活泼的火山之一格里姆(Grimsvotn)火山22日夜间晚些时候开始喷发,大量气体和尘埃被抛入12英里(19.31公里)高空,该国的主要国际机场被迫关闭,23日,火山附近区域陷入一片黑暗。据专家说,格里姆火山爆发产生的大量灰尘,可能会在24日抵达苏格兰北部地区,26日波及到英国、法国和西班牙。

The Grimsvotn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland was erupting Saturday, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

A dark cloud of smoke was rising from the glacier, and scientists were flying over the scene to evaluate the event, according to CNN affiliate TV2 Iceland.

The last eruption of the volcano was in 2004, TV2 Iceland reported.

Last year, another Icelandic eruption, of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull, attracted worldwide attention after its ash cloud disrupted air travel across Europe.

Sitrun Kapitola, manager of the Islandia Hotel Nupar, which is close to Saturday's eruption, said she could see a cloud of smoke over the mountains, and ash was falling around the hotel.

Police were telling her and others that there was no need to evacuate and there was nothing to fear, Kapitola said.

"We see it very well," she said.

"It's nothing compared to the other one," she added, referring to last year's dramatic Eyjafjallajokull eruption.

Tourists at the hotel were excited to see the eruption, watching the events unfold while eating dinner, she said.

"It happens every 10 years," she said. "It mostly produces water."

Grimsvotn is Iceland's most frequently active volcano. In 1783, a 16.7-mile fissure system from the volcano produced the world's largest known historical lava flow over a seven-month period, damaging crops and livestock, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. A resulting famine led to the loss of one-fifth of Iceland's population, according to the Smithsonian website.

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