Breaking news of the hour is that one of the volcanoes in Iceland just erupted at around 11.30pm local time (7.30pm EDT). The name of the volcano that erupted is quite difficult to pronounce and spell but to those who would want to know it is the Eyjafjallajokull volcano somewhere in southern Iceland. Hundreds were immediately evacuated. Reports have been passed that there were lava flows and ashfall that indicated eruption.
The Eyjafjallajokull glacier which is beside the volcano, is the fifth largest in Iceland. Reports say that the eruption was below the glacier and thus it could lead to flooding from the melting glacier. Scientists are now assessing the situation and looking ahead on what is about to happen based on their findings. More news and updates to come once we receive the latest.
*photo credit to cbc.ca