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Volcanic Unrest Beneath Iceland Glacier March 12, 2010
Iceland glacier
Sunrise above Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
Thousands of minor tremors in less than a week rumbled beneath an Icelandic volcano covered by a picturesque glacier.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office said that the shaking felt in communities near Eyjafjallajökull glacier was due to magma flowing “at full speed” into the volcano.

Eyjafjallajökull last erupted in 1821-1823, and previously in 1612.

In 1994 and 1999 a series of tremors was detected in the area — believed to have been caused by magma intrusion deep inside the volcano.

The Civil Protection Department was maintaining an alert for the mountain due to the unrest.

Photo: Iceland Tourism