Iceland volcano

This item appears on page 19 of the May 2010 issue.

A volcano near Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, 75 miles southeast of Reykjavik, began erupting on March 20 and continues to erupt. Five hundred people were evacuated from the area, and planes were rerouted to avoid ash damage. Past eruptions of the volcano have triggered larger eruptions at nearby Mount Kalta. 

Volcano sightseeing tour packages are available from Reykjavik.