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In pictures: Iceland volcano erupts
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A false colour image of the Grimsvotn volcano erupting on 2 November 2004, taken by the Terra Modis satellite.
Eruption on 2 November, Icelandic Meteorological Office/Matthew Roberts
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The volcano has steadily released lava and ash into the air over the Vatnajokull glacier since Monday.
Eruption on 2 November, Icelandic Meteorological Office/Matthew Roberts
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Explosions from the Grimsvotn volcano sent ash up to 12,000m (40,000 feet) in the air.
Eruption on 2 November, Icelandic Meteorological Office/Matthew Roberts
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Luckily, the volcano is in an unpopulated area of Iceland so the eruption posed no threat to people or homes.
Eruption on 2 November, Icelandic Meteorological Office/Matthew Roberts
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Ash from the eruption has been scattered over Norway and Finland and could reach Central Europe if winds change.
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A true colour version of the Terra Modis satellite image from 2 November.



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