Saturday, April 17, 2010

Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland - John Seach

A significant eruption is continuing at Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. Ash emissions are reaching 28,000 ft altitude. Yesterday there was a glacial outburst, and water level in Markarfljót rose by 50 centimeters at 6pm. There was another glacial outburst earlier in the day at Gígjökull glacial tongue. More glacial bursts are expected as the eruption continues. Roads are closed near Fljótsdalur, the old Markarfljót bridge on highway number 1, and near the villages of Vík and Kirkjubaejarklaustur. The road between Vík and Kirkjubaejarklaustur was opened at 4 pm yesterday but remains closed by Hvolsvöllur and Skógar.
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