Monday, June 28, 2010

Niceland # 20 - the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption

Eyjafjallajökull is an Icelandic glacier covered volcano that erupted in 2010. The eruption began on the 20th of March and lasted until the 12th April 2010. The eruption caused major disruptions in air travel in Europe and North America. The name of the  The name Eyjafjallajökull means island mountain glacier. 

Seismic activity began in December 2009 under the volcano. Activity increased rapidly in February of 2010 resulting in a fissure in March on the hiking and disruption air travel over many parts of Europe. The eruptions also created electrical storms.

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