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Despite the fact that Grímsvötn volcano, which ash has caused disruptions in flights to some European countries, has reduced its activity, it is not possible to say now with certainty that the eruption has ceased, said Dr. Martin Hensch from the Volcanological Center, University of Iceland, RIA Novosti reported.
"Emissions of ash from the Grímsvötn's crater has now reached the minimum index in the last 24 hours (from 02.00 GMT).
This means that there is a small explosion in the crater from time to time, but the ashes are no longer released into the atmosphere. Now only steam rises above the crater.
However, we can not say that the eruption has ceased, because we still fix the signs of volcanic activity in its vicinity.
This activity is limited to the area of the crater ... Now we do not think that the activity may increase sharply again.
But in any case, it is unpredictable", - said Hensch.
He noted that it is impossible to make serious predictions for the next few days or weeks, but the scientists continue to monitor the volcano closely.
Recall, the eruption of the volcano Grímsvötn ended on May 25 at 02.40 GMT (06.40 Moscow time).
Currently, the sky over the UK is completely clear, there is no threat for aircraft operations, RBC reports.
If the activity of the volcano does not resume, the ash cloud will not reach central Europe, and by the end of the week the sky over the continent will be clean again.
Just before in Germany the airports of Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin, have resumed work. Air service is restored and the north of Britain.
And in Iceland, the emergency services began to clear away the consequences of the cataclysm, the streets are cleaned of ash.
"We were lucky that the wind was very strong.
It took a lot of ash to the sea. Then it started to rain, and it also helped us with cleaning, which will be continued.
I think that we can get back to normal life in this area in a few weeks.
To date, our forecasts are quite optimistic, "- said the head of the Department of Civil Defense of Iceland.
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