Thursday, April 22, 2010

Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland - John Seach

Eruptions have decreased at Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. Present magma eruption rate is about 75 tonnes/second which is about 10% of the 72-hour long maximum phase. Phreatomatic eruptions continue from the northern crater, and a plume is reaching an altitude of 3 km. About 100 million cubic meters of material has been erupted so far. Ash fall is 30 m deep near the crater. There have been no changes in crater size since 19th April. A total of 100,000 flights were cancelled because of the eruption.
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