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Another mammoth Icelandic volcano ready to erupt

University of Iceland geophysicists warn of significant rise in seismic activity in the area of Vatnajökull, the largest of Iceland’s glaciers. A swarm of earthquakes has erupted signaling the likely eruption of Bardarbunga, Iceland's second biggest volcano. During 2010, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano erupted sending a plume of incendiary ash and dust that covered much of northern Europe and Scandinavia. Air transport was shut down. While the volcano's last eruption occurred during 1910, the last major eruption changed the weather in northern Europe and darkened the skies for months in 1477. That gigantic eruption generated the largest lava flow in 10,000 years and helped expand the land area of Iceland.