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Iceland volcano: Lava-spewing Fagradalsfjall ‘subsiding’

Iceland volcano: Lava-spewing Fagradalsfjall ‘subsiding’

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A volcano which erupted on Friday night near Iceland's capital Reykjavik seems to be subsiding, scientists say.Lava at Fagradalsfjall burst through a crack in the Earth's crust hundreds of metres long and a series of small fountains turned the night sky red.Icelanders had been bracing themselves for an eruption for several weeks, after the island nation recorded more than 50,000 recent earthquakes.Meteorologists said the eruption was small and no-one was in danger.The last eruption there was some 800 years ago.In 2010, the eruption of another volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, brought air traffic to a halt across Europe.However, the eruption of Fagradalsfjall has not spewed out much ash, so no major disruption is expected.The biggest threat was pollution from the gases that had been released, and ...