Although the words “Icelandic volcano” probably conjure up nightmare recollections for umpteen thousands of air travelers and airline and airport employees caught up in the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in April 2010, natives of Iceland appear to take such events more or less in stride. The tiny island country (pop. 320,000) is home to about 130 volcanic mountains and eruptions are experienced an average of once every five years. The nation’s largest carrier, ...

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