Eruption

Smoke and steam hang over the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which has erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Volcanic ash drifting across the Atlantic has disrupted air traffic across Europe, stranding tens of thousands of passengers.<br>
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<li><a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-volcano-flights16-2010apr16,0,6553752.story">Volcanic ash closes European airports, stranding tens of thousands of travelers</a></li>

<li><b>Video: </b><a href="http://www.latimes.com/videobeta/?watchId=2c26bb15-3b47-46fd-a06c-048f8f5464ea">Raw footage of the ash cloud</a></li>

<li><b>Graphic: </b><a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/la-fg-volcano-flights16-2010apr16-g,0,1814363.graphic">Flight hazard</a>
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( Brynjar Gaudi / Associated Press / April 15, 2010 )

Smoke and steam hang over the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which has erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Volcanic ash drifting across the Atlantic has disrupted air traffic across Europe, stranding tens of thousands of passengers.

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