Volcano blasts ash 14,000ft

A violent eruption from an Icelandic volcano sent clouds of ash and smoke soaring 14,000 feet into the air, meteorologists said.

The eruption took place as a torrent of water and ice poured from the sides of the glacier that covers the remote volcano in south-east Iceland. Previous eruptions have produced a huge hidden lake that is now spilling over, with dramatic results. Reykjavik - Reuter