Volcanoes in Iceland

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Many volcanoes in Iceland are active volcanoes. This is due to its location on the mid-Atlantic Ridge which is a tectonic plate boundary. Iceland has 30 active volcanic systems. Of these, 13 have erupted since the settlement of Iceland in 874 AD.[1] The eruption under Eyjafjallajökull ("glacier of Eyjafjöll") in 2010 was notable because the volcanic ash plume disrupted air travel in northern Europe for several weeks.[2]

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  1. A (2008). "Postglacial Volcanism in Iceland". Jokull. 58: pp. 197–228. |pages= has extra text (help)
  2. Charles Q. Choi (8 February 2012). "Why Iceland Volcano's Eruption Paralyzed Air Traffic/". NBC News. Retrieved 24 November 2014.

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