Ash Cloud

Ash Cloud

Eyjafjallajökull eruption (webshot), 11 may 2010, 22.18.

On 14 April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull resumed erupting after a brief pause from the first eruption (Fimmvörðuháls), this time from the top crater in the centre of the glacier, causing meltwater floods (also known as jökulhlaup) to rush down the nearby rivers, and requiring 800 people to be evacuated. This eruption was explosive in nature and is estimated to be ten to twenty times larger than the previous one in Fimmvörðuháls. This second eruption threw volcanic ash several kilometres up in the atmosphere which led to air travel disruptions in northwest Europe starting on 15 April 2010, including the closure of airspace over most of Europe. The eruptions also created rare electrical storms.

Pictures of the erupting volcano (april-may 2010):
www.flickr.com/photos/little_frank/4596973090/in/set-7215…
www.flickr.com/photos/little_frank/4541048370/in/set-7215…
www.flickr.com/photos/little_frank/4541047708/in/set-7215…

Webcams from Iceland:
live.mila.is/english/

Iceland (video): glaciers, volcanos, deserts, waterfalls, cliffs… No place on Earth is like Iceland

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