Eyjafjallajökull volcano (Iceland), activity update: strombolian explosions with powerful shock waves, eruption fading
Wednesday Apr 21, 2010 09:07 AM |
Explosion inside the crater of Eyjafjallajökull on 20 April with a visible shock wave in the ash cloud.
As our team members Jorge Santos and Marco Fulle report from on location, the eruption seems to be declining. Since 20 April, it consists of separated bursts of lava from the summit crater, accompanied by loud shock waves rattling windows at up to 20km distance. On one occasion, Jorge managed to photograph such a shock wave near the crater.
New photos from the ongoing eruption
have been posted.
As the ash emission is now low and the original high ash cloud is dispersing, flights through the European airspace are gradually resuming, to the relief of tens of thousands travellers stranded throughout the world.
Monday, Apr 19, 2010
As the ash cloud from Eyjafjallajøkull continues to decrease, mostly because most of the ice around the crater is now molten, the seismic activity remains high and lava emission (magmatic activity) in the form of strombolian eruptions and fountains can now be observed at the crater. This signals another stage in the eruption, where it is likely that a new cone will be built inside the crater of the volcano.
The ash emission at Eyjafjallajøkull volcano seems to be decreasing. However, the ash cloud over large parts of Europe still forces thousands of flights to be canceled causing large-scale disruption of travel.
Sunday, Apr 18, 2010
The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano increased over the past days, sending a huge ash cloud drifting at elevantions between 2-10 km over large parts of Europe, forcing nearly all airports in central, northern and parts of southern Europe to be closed for several days, to an extent that has not been known in the history of commercial air traffic. ...
Friday, Apr 16, 2010
The ash clouds of the erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano already cover big areas of western Europe causing 60% of airports being closed. There are the main airports of England and Germany affected.
Thursday, Apr 15, 2010
The glacial eruption at Eyjafjallajökull volcano is intensifying. Large amounts of ash are blown into the atmosphere and drift over parts of northern Europe where many flight routes for jet planes have been closed.