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article imageUpdated: Reports of second volcano eruption in Iceland inaccurate

By Andrew Moran     Apr 19, 2010 in World
Reykjav - As flight delays continue across Europe as a result of ash plumes spewing from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, mass confusion erupted Monday when reports indicated a second volcano blew in Iceland. The report was not accurate.
In the early afternoon today, BNO News reported a second volcano named Hekla erupted in Iceland. However, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Hekla did not erupt.
The erroneous report came as a result of confusion over cameras; live footage of Eyjafjallajökull, the first volcano to erupt in Iceland, was confused as being Hekla.
The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service had accidentally pointed the camera in the wrong direction, so when the volcano erupted it was reported Hekla had blown.
According to BNO News, an official with the Icelandic Meteorological Office in Reykjavik said he was aware of media reports, but said they were not accurate. “I’m sitting here in the middle of the Icelandic Met Office and we’ve seen nothing to indicate an eruption,” he said.
Eyjafjallajokull continues to blow a cloud of ash. European flight travel has been near impossible and has caused many world leaders to cancel their funeral trip to Poland.
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