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Eyjafjallajökull Eruption – Satellite Animation 6 – 17 May

Posted by feww on May 18, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Plume Still Bursting to 9km (27,000 ft)

Volcano Status Report by IMO – 17 May 2010 18:05

The plume from Eyjafjallajökull eruption is reaching a height of about 7 km a.s.l, Icelandic weather radar shows, with bursts of about 9 km (27,000 ft). Increasing wind speed is forcing down the easterly drifting plume which has now turned dark-gray, IMO said.

[Note: The new development may mean an increase in the amount of tephra that is being ejected. ]

Lightning reported at the crater summit striking at a rate of about 10 flashes per hour.

The activity is explosive, but somewhat less violent than May 13 scenario. Considerable ashfall has been reported at the adjacent areas and is expected to continue. The force of activity is expected fluctuate in the foreseeable future.

More details available in the status report.

Satellite image (SEVIRI BTD) showing ash ejected from Eyjafjallajökull, click to animate. Origin and technique described under May 7, entry. Click image to enlarge.

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