ICELAND and Eyjafjallajökull

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Welcome to the website of Iceland Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Katla volcano. The server will have hopefully soon also travelogue of travel experiences on the site of Iceland from the year before. In the spring of 2010, a hot topic was Eyjafjallajökull and Katla. Volcanic activity is unpredictable and uncontrollable man. That's why so surprised ...   

Eyjafjallajökull is actually a glacier. It is the right name of the volcano, but only the top of the ice, under which the hidden volcano Eyjafjall. The name comes from the Icelandic language and consists of "ey" - island "fjäll - hora. The whole neighborhood is immediately began to evacuate. Below the hill leading a main road in the area but there are many farms, houses and settlements.

Eyjafjallajokull is located just 125 km from the capital Reykjavik. Located on the south side of the island nation of Iceland. From the south Atlantic, north valley Þórsmörk. It is 1666 meters high volcano Vulcan is the composition of andesitic and basaltic lava. Boiler volcano on average three to four kilometers. The idea that such a huge cauldron over its entire surface is discharged into the air ashes will easily imagine the power of material in the air. Eruptive points are Hamragardahraun, Hofdahraun, Irahraun and Skerjahraun Midskalarheidahraun Raudahraun

The explosion of April 14, 2010 eruption caused paralysis in air traffic throughout the northern, western and central Europe, including Slovakia. Restrictions on air traffic continue in some countries to 18 April, such as Poland is still a few days, keep the state closed its airspace. Reasons for closure were sky high incidence of ejection of volcanic ash and wind-drifting ash cloud passed over Europe. The first countries that their airports were closed British Isles, the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavian countries continue. more about....

One of the greatest threats to present volcanic activity volcano Katla. From Eyjafjallajökull volcano is located just less than 29 km. Katla is located in Glacier Mýrdalsjökull north of Vík s Mýrdal. Nobody knows where it can show its work, but its strength could undermine the climate in Europe more so than in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. She is taking a little east of Kalte. Why is such a threat?  more about


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