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AIRLINES ON RED ALERT AFTER
VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN ICELAND
August 23, 2014
BARDARBUNGA ERUPTS
WHAT IS HAPPENING
• After a week of seismic activity
rattled the uninhabited area 200
miles (320 kilometers) east of the
c...
WHAT IS HAPPENING
• An Iceland volcanologist said it was not
clear when, or if, the eruption would
melt through the ice — ...
WHAT IS HAPPENING
• She said it could take up to a day for
the ice to melt — or the eruption might
remain contained beneat...
ACTION
• On Saturday, Icelandic authorities
declared a no-fly zone of 100 nautical
miles by 140 nautical miles around the
...
A 2010 eruption of Iceland's
Eyjafjallajokul volcano
produced an ash cloud that
caused a week of international
aviation ch...
Eruption of the
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in
Southern Iceland
MARCH 20, 2010
The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in
Southern Iceland
The Eyjafjallajökull (AYA-feeyapla-
yurkul) volcano in Southern Iceland,
part of the volcanic process that
originally form...
PRE-2010 ERUPTION
HISTORY
Eyjafjallajökull last erupted in
1821 in what was called a "lazy"
eruption that lasted almost tw...
The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
AIR TRAFFIC WAS
DISRUPTED BY THE ASH
ICELAND IS NOW THREATENED BY
AN ERUPTION OF MOUNT KATLA
Scientists said the 800-meter
fissure caused by the eruption was
growing and heading towards the
Myrdalsjokall glacier, wh...
It is of utmost importance to watch
events carefully because
"Eyjafjallajökull hardly ever makes a
move without Mount Katl...
An eruption at the Katla
volcano could be
disastrous, both for Iceland
and other nations.
An eruption of the Katla
volcano, located under the
massive Myrdalsjokull
icecap, could cause
disastrous local flooding an...
Unlike the powerful
volcanoes along the Pacific
Rim where the slow rise of
magma gives early seismic
warnings that an erup...
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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 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. 1. AIRLINES ON RED ALERT AFTER VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN ICELAND August 23, 2014
  2. 2. BARDARBUNGA ERUPTS
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Southern Iceland MARCH 20, 2010
  9. 9. The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Southern Iceland
  10. 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. 11. PRE-2010 ERUPTION HISTORY Eyjafjallajökull last erupted in 1821 in what was called a "lazy" eruption that lasted almost two years.
  12. 12. The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
  13. 13. The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
  14. 14. AIR TRAFFIC WAS DISRUPTED BY THE ASH
  15. 15. ICELAND IS NOW THREATENED BY AN ERUPTION OF MOUNT KATLA
  16. 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. 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. 18. An eruption at the Katla volcano could be disastrous, both for Iceland and other nations.
  19. 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. 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.
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