Sunday, April 11, 2010

Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland - John Seach

The crater at Fimmvörduháls mountain pass, Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland has grown by 82 m in height since the start of the eruption on 20th March 2010. Lava now covers an area 1.3 square kilometers and is 10-20 meters thick. A total of 24 million cubic meters of lava has erupted from two craters, an average of 15 cubic meters per second. The original crater has stopped erupting, and activity is currently concentrated at the second crater located at a lower altitude. Lava is flowing west of Hvannárgil canyon at 1-2 kilometers per hour. Two tourists died of exposure while becoming lost as they drove back from the eruption.
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