Iceland Volcano Not Finished Yet

“Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano is at it again, erupting an ash cloud that is once again impacting air traffic.

Ash and steam continued billowing from Eyjafjallajökull and were photographed by NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite on May 2.


“Sigrunn Hreinsdottir, a glaciologist with Reykjavik University, said the new lava is flowing up to five to six kilometers underground. Monitoring results show that there has been more lava flow out of the crater and eruption activities are increasing.

“In the past three days, there have been about 30 earthquakes at the eruption site and the lava flow is similar to the situation when the eruption began last month, Hreinsdottir also said.

“This is really a bad news for Iceland. If the same scale of eruption occurs, it will produce large amount of ash which will melt the glacier and cause floods again,” Hreinsdottir said.

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