News and activity updates from Eyjafjallajökull volcano (Iceland)
Eyjafjallajøkull volcano (Iceland), eruption update: increased explosive activity - new disruption of European air traffic
After a few days of milder activity, the explosions have again increased in intensity, creating ash plumes of 5-6 km height.
di, 11 mei 2010, 14:4414:44 PM |
The Icelandic Met Office reports: "The crater is getting higher. Lava flow is low and not visible on cameras. In the afternoon there was a slight increase in explosive activity, which resulted in a higher plume for a while.
Seismic tremor has been similar for the past 3 days. A sequence of earthquakes started around 11:00 this morning at depths of 18 - 20 km and magnitude range 1 - 2. The earthquake sequence this morning indicates that magma is still flowing in from the mantle. Presently there are no indications that the eruption is about to end."
The ash clouds moved by different wind patterns to a strong southerly direction are now howering over SW Europe and parts of Morocco, forcing today the closure of airports in Spain and Morocco and cancellation of hundreds of flights.
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Mon, 10 May 2010, 06:22
While the eruption on Iceland itself has not changed much, it is now a bit less intense, but still producing ash plumes of 4-5 km height. Lees alle
Sat, 8 May 2010, 15:52
Eyjafjallajøkull volcano (Iceland), eruption update: explosive activity continues, 19 airports in Spain and Portugal closed
Even though the overall intensity of Eyjafjallajøkull's eruption seems to have decreased somewhat, the eruption continues unabated and shows no signs of a soon ending. Lees alle
Sat, 8 May 2010, 06:27
Eyjafjallajøkull volcano (Iceland), eruption update: ash affects airspace over parts of Portugal and Spain
Ash from the increasing Eyjafjallajøkull eruption is drifting over parts of Portugal and Spain, prompting the closure of several airports this Saturday (Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña and Vigo). ... Lees alle
Fri, 7 May 2010, 10:25
Eyjafjallajøkull volcano (Iceland), eruption update: increasing explosive acivity, no signs of eruption ending
The activity at Eyjafjallajøkull is increasing. ... Lees alle
Tue, 4 May 2010, 09:39
Eyjafjallajøkull volcano (Iceland), eruption update: lava flow from summit, increased ash explosions
The eruption in Iceland has increased again. After large explosions on 3 May at 14h30 produced ash plumes of up 5-6 km height, parts of this ash are now drifting over Ireland and Britain, forcing again a partial closure of airspace and cancellation of numerous flights this morning. ... Lees alle