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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ztg0wUqKY[/youtube]

9 thoughts on “Volcano in Iceland Eyjafjallajokull Continues to Erupt: Ash Cloud Over Europe Stays For More Days

  1. I was supposed to be on my way to a wedding in wales. I have bever been abroad and wa anxious to go. On my way to the airport found out thru my airline that flight was cancelled due to a “volcano”. The reservationist was extremely nonchalant. The whole exdperience has been surreal. What strikes me as interesting is almost no media coverage on the issue…. almost an extreme juxtapose to the 9/11 coverage in europe on the american “crises”

  2. Anyone reading this in the EU. Might want to consider stocking up on food and supplies. If it keeps going, weak economies might collapse if it continues.

    Wishing you all the best.

    Davemon from America

  3. Let op, watch it !

    My AVIRA virusscannner warned me for infected webpage ! Kind of Trojan was after it in quarantainebox.

    Nice shots however

  4. Oh dear, I’m eagerly looking forward to my holiday in Scandinavia and paper presentation in Copenhagen. Will the eruption clear and flights resume by early June?

  5. I was supposed to be on my first ever plane flight today. It was for my spring break vacation to paris, france with my best friends. I’ve been saving for this trip for two years and now I’ve lost everything, all the money and all our plans. I’m absoloutley crushed. I mean, of all things, a VOLCANO? This is just so surreal and ridiculous i feel like someone should jump out and be like “just kidding!”

  6. This reveals that there is some great power which is shaking us to think of the repeated instances being taken place round the globe and we must think about It.

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