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Last Updated: Thursday March 25 2010 14:28 GMT

Lava spews from Icelandic volcano

Volcano erupts in iceland

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More than 500 people had to leave their homes in Iceland following the eruption of a volcano there.

The Eyjafjallajoekull volcano started shooting ash and molten lava high into the air and onto a nearby glacier after being dormant for 200 years.

Scientists studying the eruption are worried the explosion could trigger a much bigger volcano to erupt close by.

They were also worried about flooding, as the lava melted the ice of the glacier, but that was avoided.