Volcano in Iceland Eyjafjallajokull Continues to Erupt: Ash Cloud Over Europe Stays For More Days
The Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull is continuously erupting volcanic ashes. This ash cloud in turn paralyzed most of the scheduled airline flights leading to flight cancellation not only in Iceland but also in other parts of Europe since volcanic ash is a major hazard to aircrafts’ engines.
The said Iceland volcano started its seismic activity at the end of 2009. The first volcanic eruption happened on 20 March 2010. It did not bring much disruption. However, the second volcanic eruption which started April 14, 2010 led to widespread disruption of air travel in Europe
This particular Iceland volcano eruption is unqiue since it occured beneath the glacial ice in Iceland and the cold water from melting ice chilled the volcano lava quickly causing it to fragment into glass, creating small glass particles that get carried into the eruption plume.
If you want to see the latest update on satellite images of this Iceland volcanic eruption, Google Earth has a clear view of it on its system. Aside from Google Earth, NASA has also taken some pictures of the eruption of this Iceland volcano via satellite.
To view the latest updates on the pictures on the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland, you may launch Google Earth to see the images. You can also visit NASA’s website to view the complete pictures taken via satellite.
Meanwhile, here is a youtube video of the said Iceland Volcano Eyjafjallajokull eruption. Notice how thick its ash cloud constricting possible airline flights in most parts of Europe.
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