So, remember that volcano in Iceland? It’s still erupting like crazy

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Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has now emitted the most lava of any volcano in that geologically active country since at least 1947, and continues with no sign of stopping. The volcano is also emitting clouds of toxic sulfur dioxide gases, which have made it all the way to Europe at times, thanks to northwesterly winds

The eruption is taking place in an old lava field known as Holuhraun, and according to National Geographic, the volcano has now vaulted so much molten rock to the surface that it would fill at least 740 Empire State Buildings. The total area of lava spewed out by the volcano is 64.6 square kilometers as of Oct. 28, which works out to about 25 square miles. Read more…

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