Sunday, May 16, 2010

Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland - John Seach

Ash emissions from Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland reached a maximum height of 27,000 ft on 15th May. An earthquake swarm was recorded beneath the volcano between 23:54 hr (14th May) and 02:45 (15th May). Over 30 earthquakes less than magnitude 2 were recorded at a depth of 30 km. Lightning continues to be recorded in the eruption plume with a rate of about 30 strikes per day. Ash emissions from Eyjafjallajokull volcano are expected to drift over parts of Scotland on Sunday and the rest of UK on Monday, causing flight disruptions.
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