15 Apr 2010 11:44:26 GMT
REYKJAVIK, April 15 (Reuters) - A volcanic
eruption in Iceland, which has thrown up a 6 km (3.7 mile) high cloud of
ash and disrupted air traffic in northern Europe, has grown more intense,
an expert said on Thursday.
The eruption under the Eyjafjallajokull
glacier -- 10 times more powerful than another one nearby last month --
showed no sign of abating after more than 24 hours of activity, University
of Iceland volcanologist Armannn Hoskuldsson said.
"It's becoming more intense, but
there will be no lava -- this is purely an explosive eruption," he