Volcano erupts in Iceland

15:55, March 21, 2010      

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A volcano in Iceland's southern area of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier erupted early Sunday, the country's civil protection agency said.

The eruption took place shortly after midnight and hundreds of local residents were being evacuated for fear of flooding caused by melting glacier waters, the agency said.

The last eruption of a volcano in the same area occurred in the 1820s.

Source: Xinhua
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