For the second time within a few weeks a volcano has erupted in Iceland. The volcano began spewing hot volcanic ash several miles up into the atmosphere on Thursday disrupting airline flights as far away as Britain and countries on the European mainland. Tens of thousands of airline passengers from Iceland to Scandinavia have been stranded for days. Flights have been cancelled in Belgium, The Netherlands and France.
Authorities have no idea how long the flights will be disrupted. There is a history of airliners flying through hot ash only to have their engines shut down.
Many residents living near the volcano had to be evacuated because of the rising waters caused by the hot flow of lava. So far no deaths caused by the volcano have been reported.
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