Iceland's Volcanic Eruption Slows, One Crater Dies Out, Morgunbladid Says

The volcano eruption underneath Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier is slowing rapidly, and one of the craters has died out, Morgunbladid reported, citing Magnus Gudmundsson, a geologist with the University of Iceland.

The power of the eruption is now a 10th of what it was in the first three days of the eruption, Gudmundsson said, according to the Reykjavik-based daily.

The eruption began on March 20 with a lava flow on the volcano’s eastern flank, the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland reported. After a lull, it resumed early on April 14, directly under the glacier that covers most of the mountain.

To contact the reporter on this story: Omar R. Valdimarsson in Reykjavik

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