Scientists say Iceland volcano eruption is no longer active

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London, May 24 (ANI): Scientists and geophysicists have said that the Icelandic volcano that caused weeks of air travel chaos is no longer active, but added that some steam is still coming out of it.

They also said that no ash is coming out of the volcano.

"The activity of the crater has stopped. No magma is coming up," Sky News quoted geophysicist Magnus Gudmundsson of Iceland University, as saying.

Iceland's Meteorological Office said: "The eruption activity is minimal."

Civil Protection Agency official Iris Marelsdottir was quoted as saying that some steam was coming out of the volcano, but no ash.

"It's too early to say this is over, but at the moment it is quiet," she said.

The volcano erupted on April 14 for the first time in nearly two centuries.

The threat of engine damage from the volcanic ash plume led most northern European countries to shut their airspace for at least five days, grounding an estimated 10 million travellers worldwide.

Experts say they will continue monitoring the volcano. (ANI)

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