Icelandic volcano unlikely to disrupt European travel

Aviation authorities in Iceland said Sunday that they have shut down the island’s main airport and may have to close the island’s other airports after the country’s most active volcano began erupting Saturday.

However, scientists say the eruptions are unlikely to cause the same disruption to European air travel as another volcano that exploded last year.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office says the Grimsvotn volcano beneath the island’s largest glacier has been shooting plumes of smoke at least 11 kilometers into the air since Saturday. The area surrounding the Vatnajokull glacier in southeastern Iceland is uninhabited.

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