Expert: Iceland's Hekla volcano producing 'unusual readings'
Jul 6, 2011, 13:13 GMT
Reykjavik - An Icelandic expert warned Wednesday that instruments measuring activity in the island's Hekla volcano have been showing 'unusual readings' in recent days.
However it was too early to draw conclusions about a possible imminent eruption, vulcanologist Pall Einarsson told broadcaster RUV.
Mount Hekla, situated east of Reykjavik, is Iceland's largest volcano. When it erupted in 2000, it spewed lava 10 kilometres into the air.
The eruption in April 2010 of a volcano under Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier wreaked havoc with European air travel for several weeks. Another eruption, of Grimsvotn volcano earlier this year, created mild flight interruptions.