Volcano Eruption triggers 50 earthquakes in Iceland

 
on May 21 2011 4:31 PM

Iceland's most active volcano started erupting Saturday, sending ash and soot shooting 18,000 feet into the sky.

The eruption was followed by around 50 small earthquakes, the largest of which measured 3.7 on the Richter Scale, according to Iceland's meteorological office.

The Grimsvotn volcano is located underneath the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.

 

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