AIRLINES ON RED ALERT AFTER VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN ICELAND

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WHAT IS HAPPENING? AIRLINES ON RED ALERT AFTER VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN ICELAND. After a week of seismic activity rattled the uninhabited area 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of the capital of Reykjavik …

WHAT IS HAPPENING? AIRLINES ON RED ALERT AFTER VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN ICELAND. After a week of seismic activity rattled the uninhabited area 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of the capital of Reykjavik with thou-sands of earthquakes, Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday (Aug. 23rd) under the country's largest glacier. An Iceland volcanologist said it was not clear when, or if, the eruption would melt through the ice — which is between 100 and 400 meters (330 feet and 1,300 feet) thick — and send steam and ash into the air. On Saturday, Icelandic authorities declared a no-fly zone of 100 nautical miles by 140 nautical miles around the eruption, but did not shut the country's airspace. An eruption at the Katla volcano could be disastrous, both for Iceland and other nations. Presentation courtesy of Dr. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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  • 1. AIRLINES ON RED ALERT AFTER VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN ICELAND August 23, 2014
  • 2. BARDARBUNGA ERUPTS
  • 3. WHAT IS HAPPENING • After a week of seismic activity rattled the uninhabited area 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of the capital of Reykjavik with thou- sands of earthquakes, Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday (Aug. 23rd) under the country's largest glacier.
  • 4. WHAT IS HAPPENING • An Iceland volcanologist said it was not clear when, or if, the eruption would melt through the ice — which is between 100 and 400 meters (330 feet and 1,300 feet) thick — and send steam and ash into the air.
  • 5. WHAT IS HAPPENING • She said it could take up to a day for the ice to melt — or the eruption might remain contained beneath Europe's largest glacier.
  • 6. ACTION • On Saturday, Icelandic authorities declared a no-fly zone of 100 nautical miles by 140 nautical miles around the eruption, but did not shut the country's airspace.
  • 7. A 2010 eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano produced an ash cloud that caused a week of international aviation chaos, with more than 100,000 flights cancelled.
  • 8. Eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Southern Iceland MARCH 20, 2010
  • 9. The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Southern Iceland
  • 10. The Eyjafjallajökull (AYA-feeyapla- yurkul) volcano in Southern Iceland, part of the volcanic process that originally formed Iceland, erupted a few minutes before midnight on Saturday, March 20th
  • 11. PRE-2010 ERUPTION HISTORY Eyjafjallajökull last erupted in 1821 in what was called a "lazy" eruption that lasted almost two years.
  • 12. The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
  • 13. The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
  • 14. AIR TRAFFIC WAS DISRUPTED BY THE ASH
  • 15. ICELAND IS NOW THREATENED BY AN ERUPTION OF MOUNT KATLA
  • 16. Scientists said the 800-meter fissure caused by the eruption was growing and heading towards the Myrdalsjokall glacier, which sits atop the powerful Katla volcano
  • 17. It is of utmost importance to watch events carefully because "Eyjafjallajökull hardly ever makes a move without Mount Katla getting in on the action too.
  • 18. An eruption at the Katla volcano could be disastrous, both for Iceland and other nations.
  • 19. An eruption of the Katla volcano, located under the massive Myrdalsjokull icecap, could cause disastrous local flooding and explosive blasts that could affect Europe as well.
  • 20. Unlike the powerful volcanoes along the Pacific Rim where the slow rise of magma gives early seismic warnings that an eruption is imminent, Iceland's volcanoes tend to erupt under ice sheets with little warning.