Eyjafjallalokull

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  • Created on: 25-03-16 13:41
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  • Eyjafjallajokull
    • Facts
      • 20th March until October
      • Lava erupted up to 150 metres
      • Lots of carbon dioxide and ash erupted into the air
    • Social impacts
      • No reported deaths
      • 100,000 travellers left stranded
        • British Airways flight 9 quad engine failure
      • 500 local farmers evacuated
    • Environmental impacts
      • High sulfer dioxide lead to headaches and breathing problems
      • Melted some glaciers
      • The ash had a high fluoride content, which contaminated rivers
    • Economic impacts
      • Airlines grounded
        • British Airways lost $30 million a day
      • Farmers in Kenya couldn't transport flowers to Europe, losing $2 million a day
      • Tourism fell as people couldn't travel

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