Saturday, May 08, 2010

Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland - John Seach

Intensified eruptions occurred at Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland on 6th May 2010. Ash emissions reached a height of 30,000 ft, and caused cancellation of flights in Scotland. Melt water discharge has decreased from Gígjökull glacier in the west. New melt water discharge is flowing towards the east, which indicates a change in direction of lava flows. This could crate more hazardous floods. Explosions are increasing at the summit, and a cinder cone is forming in the crater. Tremor is similar to that seen in the phase of the eruption from 14-17 April 2010. On 6th May, there were 10 earthquakes detected under the volcano. Most earthquakes are located beneath or south of the summit crater.
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