Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga eruption sparks red alert!

Read all about it here (BBC).

The volcano is erupting beneath the ice cap at the moment and they are unsure whether or not it will continue to do so, or break through. Bardarbunga is part of a large volcano system hidden beneath the 500-metre (0.31-mile) thick Vatnajokull glacier in central Iceland. There have been evacuations and flooding could result as the ice melts. A warning sign of a volcanic eruption are often earthquakes, geologists reported that about 300 earthquakes had been detected in the area since midnight on Tuesday.

Keep an eye on this one, see how it progresses as it could make a great case study. Think about the causes, effects and responses to the situation.

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