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Months of Geologic Unrest Signaled Reawakening of Icelandic Volcano

November 17, 2010

illustration of eruption of a volcano in Iceland Months of volcanic restlessness preceded the eruptions this spring of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, providing insight into what roused it from centuries of slumber. Full Story

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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