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Volcano Spectacularly Erupting Five Months On

Small earthquakes are continuing to hit Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, which sparked aviation fears when it erupted in August, according to Sky News.

Five months after it sparked fears of aviation disruption in Europe, this aerial footage shows the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland continuing to magnificently erupt.

Seismic activity from the volcano has continued since August last year, with small earthquakes occurring daily in the area, according to a report by the Icelandic Met Office.

The Holuhraun lava field is now around 85 square kilometres (33 square miles), NASA has said.

It is Iceland’s largest baslatic lava flow since the Laki eruption in 1783-1784, with lava flowing at an estimated 50 to 70 cubic metres per second over the last few weeks.

High levels of sulphuric dioxide are still being recorded in the area, which has triggered evacuations of villages.

Air exclusion zones were put in place when the volcano first began to erupt on 27 August.

In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano closed much of Europe’s air space for six days.

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