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Volcano erupts near Eyjafjallajoekull in south Iceland

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An Icelandic volcano, dormant for 200 years, has erupted, ripping a 1km-long fissure in a field of ice.

The eruption near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier sent lava one hundred metres into the air.

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