http://uk.news.yahoo.com/icelands-hekla ... 16624.html
The volcano, dubbed by Icelanders in the Middle Ages as the "Gateway to ****," is one of Iceland's most active, having erupted some 20 times over the past millennium, most recently on February 26, 2000.
Hekla, which is not far from Eyjafjoell and has gone off about once a decade over the past 50 years, is known for its extremely varied and hard-to-predict eruptions, with some lasting only a matter of days and others lasting months and even years.
Saw the above story a few days ago. Are the volcanoes more active or just more in the public eye so make good news stories?