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Bardarbunga volcano erupts | 09.11.2014

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupting, sulphur reported 1,300 kilometres away


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:47 PM - Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been erupting since August 31, sending sulphur as far as Norway, some 1,300 kilometres away.

According to The Weather Channel in the U.S., high pressure over Scotland, combined with with and little rain, are what enabled the fumes to travel so far.

While the sulphur isn't posing a health risk to the people of Norway, there have been complaints of sore throats, watery eyes and headaches in Iceland.

Activity has been ramping up at Bardarbunga lately, leaving European airlines  on alert.


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A large eruption could cause major air traffic delays -- bringing back memories of Iceland's 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption.

That event caused countless delays and cancellations over a three-month period, impacting an estimated 10 million travelers and costing $1.7 billion in lost revenue.

Bardarbunga is Iceland's fourth most-active volcano, having last erupted in 1794.

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