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Eyafjallajökull volcano
Stratovolcano 1666 m (5,466 ft)
Iceland, 63.63°N / -19.62°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Eyafjallajökull volcano eruptions:
1821-23, 20 March - June 2010
Typical eruption style:
Effusive (Hawaiian-style lava fountains and lava flows), mildly explosive due to ice-water-lava interaction.
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Eyjafjallajökull volcano (Iceland), activity update: new eruption starts from under glacier's summit

Wednesday Apr 14, 2010 11:17 AM |

On Wednesday 14 April, Eyjafjallajokull volcano has started to erupt again, this time from a location near the summit under the glacier. Commercial aircraft reported seeing steam plumes rising from the glacier. A likely consequence could be massive melting of ice and resulting flash floods from underneath the glacier (so called jökullaups)
Previous news
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010
The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano has calmed down or even ended over the past days. However, during the night of 13-14 April, intense seismic activity beneath the glacier have triggered a new alarm about a possible new eruption. According to news articles, 800 people have been evacuated from the area. [more]
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010
On the evening of 31 March, a new, approx. 300 m long eruptive fissure has openend east of the existing active fissure and is feeding 7 new lava flows. [more]
Monday, Mar 29, 2010
After the first day of the eruption the activity concentrated on a 300 m. long section of the fissure. With lava fountains 100-200 m high and the formation of a row of new cinder cones with 4-6 active craters, the activity has been rather constant. The lava flows have been running in 2 directions, towards the northeast and west, down into steep snowfilled canyons, with spectacular lavafalls and steam explosions from melting snow. Finally the eruption has now turned into a tourist show. [more]
Sunday, Mar 21, 2010
At 23h34 local time on 20 March 2010, Eyjafjallajøkull volcano erupted from a 0,5-1 km long fissure on the northeast side. A clear glow can be seen from the Hekla wepcam, about 600 people have been evacuated for safety reasons. [more]
Thursday, Mar 04, 2010
As Dr Ralph Harrington reports on his excellent Volcanism Blog, Eyjafjallajökull volcano, located 30 km east of the more well-known Katla volcano in southern Iceland, has recently been very restless. In addition to apparent inflation, the levels of seismicity around the volcano have been very high in the past weeks. Wether this is a precursor to an eruption in some near future is however not easy to say. [more]

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