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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: eruption declining, end in sight?

Sat, 22 May 2010, 17:49
17:49 PM |
Eyafjallajökull volcano is getting more quiet and perhaps the eruption is coming to an end. As the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences confirm in their latest bulletin, the magma output rate has decreased to an estimated 5 tons per second, around 10% of what it had been a week ago and during the peak phases of activity. The plume has decreased to 1.5-3.5 km and contains relatively little ash. Seismicity has been decreasing overall.
Previous news
Sat, 22 May 2010, 05:59
The intensity of Eyafjallajökull's eruption has been decreasing. Observations from flights show that the eruption plume is light grey, with a small amount of ash and the height is 3-3.5 km/10,000-12,000 ft (a.s.l.), about half of what it had been a week ago. ... read all
Thu, 20 May 2010, 07:48
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. ... read all
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

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