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Eyafjallajökull volcano
Stratovolcano 1666 m (5,466 ft)
Iceland, 63.63°N / -19.62°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) 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.

News and activity updates from Eyjafjallajökull volcano (Iceland)

Eyjafjallajøkull volcano (Iceland), eruption update: explosive activity slightly decreasing

Thu, 20 May 2010, 07:48
07:48 AM |
The intensity of Eyafjallajokull's eruption is slightly decreasing, although the ash plumes are still reaching 5-6 km (18,000-20,000 ft) height according to radar and pilot observations. However, it would be too early to conclude that this means that an end of the eruption is in sight.
Previous news
Wed, 19 May 2010, 05:47
Eyjafjallajøkull continues to erupt. According to radar observations, the eruption plume has been mostly at 7 km (21,000 ft) height and drifting NW. It is estimated that the eruption output is as high s 200 tons per second. Ashfall in some areas of southern Iceland is becoming an increasing problem. ... read all
Mon, 17 May 2010, 17:07
Extent of ash plume on 16 May 2010
The strong ash eruptions at Eyafjallajokull volcano continue, producing plumes of up to 7 km height. There are no signs that the eruption will end soon. read all
Sun, 16 May 2010, 10:11
Ash over Europe on 15 May, 2010
The ash cloud from Eyafjallajökull's hightened activity in recent days has now reached the northern parts of British and Irish airspace. A no-fly zone has been imposed over parts of Northern Ireland, and no flights are going in or out of airports in Belfast or the Isle of Man. ... read all
Sat, 15 May 2010, 06:47
The eruption in Iceland continues with little changes. Eyafjallajokull volcano continues to emit dense graz ash reaching a height of 7 km (24,000 ft). Currently, the plume is drifting west and southwest, causing ashfall on the Vestmannaeyjar islands, Rangárþing eystra and in Reykjavík. ... read all
Fri, 14 May 2010, 05:08
The eruption at Eyjafjallajøkull volcano continues with little changes, although the strength of the ash emission has slightly increased again. The plume is now reaching 6-9 km altitude and carried in southerly directions by presently weak winds. read all

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