Hazardous Earth Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Eruption Case Study

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  • Eyjafallajokull
    • 2010
    • Population = 300,000
    • VEI = 4
    • No deaths
    • 500 farmers and their families had to be evacuated
      • Many roads had to be shut down
    • March 3rd-5th there were plenty warning signs of an eruption
    • Local population evacuated for safety
      • Respiratory threats from the ash
    • Fresh fish exports badly affected
      • Major local industry
    • Flood on 14th April
      • Jökulhlaups - glacial outburst floods
    • Caused major disruption to air travel world wide - near to no flights in Europe due to ash cloud

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