The Eyjafjöll Icelandic volcano, whose
eruption in April has created chaos in air traffic in Europe, causing
numerous cancellations of flights, stopped spitting ash, said the
authorities of Reykjavik.
Located 120 km southeast of the capital, the volcano now shows only
minimal signs of activity. "Neither ash nor lava emanate from
it. The volcano is sleeping for now but we are not to declare the
outbreak over," said Sigthrudur Armannsdottir, a geographer
at the Icelandic Meteorological Office. The experience of its last
eruption in 1821-1823 shows that the volcano may in fact slow down
in activity and then reset to erupt, "she argues. The danger
alert was lifted but the monitoring status remains in force.
The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjöll that disrupted air travel for
more than one month, is no longer erupting, announced Sunday, May
23 geophysicist Magnus Gudmundsson, adding it was too early to say
whether the volcano has ceased. 'What I can confirm is that the
activity of the crater has stopped. No more magma is coming up.
"said the scientist from the University of Iceland. "The
eruption has stopped, at least for the moment. Only smoke now emanates
from the crater." he added. Geophysicist stressed however that
it was "too early to say if this is the end of the eruption
or just a temporary stop in activity
Ground-based Lidar at Clermont-Ferrand (OPGC-LaMP)
The May 19.
After a cloudy sky during the morning and till 15:00 U.T.C., we
can see a thin and vanishing layer between 2500 m and 3000 m A.S.L.,
that could be the end of the may 18th episod. For the moment, we
have nothing to notice.