Lightning at the base of the ash column with continuing fountains of incandescent lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Small spherical balls of volcanic ash that form from a wet nucleus falling through a volcanic ash cloud.
Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland
: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
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