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Eyjafjallajökull Volcano: Unending Eruption

Posted by feww on May 13, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull Following Chaitén Scenario?

Chaitén Erupted for Many Months, Stopped, and Erupted Again

Eyjafjallajökull eruption continues unabated, Icelandic Met Office (IMO) said. The ash plume reduced slightly and changed direction heading ESE.

The ash cloud has wreaked havoc in parts of southern Europe, disrupting flights in as far south as Portugal, Spain and Morocco in recent days, according to media reports.

Reaching a height of four to 5 kilometers (13,000-17,000 feet), the plume of ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano rises above a sea of clouds in this image. MODIS on  NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the image on May 12, 2010. Source: NASA E/O [Caption edited for brevity.] Download large image (1003 KB, JPEG). Click image to enlarge.

The above photo was taken by Ólafur Sigurjónsson on May 7 at 21:00 local time. Image published by IMO. Read full story here. Click image to enlarge.

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2 Responses to “Eyjafjallajökull Volcano: Unending Eruption”

  1. Jack said

    In the Norse Mythology (from Iceland and N Europe. Ironic, don’t you think?) Fimbulveter, the winter that lasts three years with no summers between them, precedes Ragnorak, the final battle of the gods.

    August 27 will be the date the big brother goes… Katla. This is when we should worry.

    I hope I’m wrong.

    [I bet you’re wrong! Moderator]

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