A2 Geography Report- Icelandic Eruption

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Volcanos can be quite hard to prepare for. For example, the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull took everyone by surprise. The eruption produced an ash cloud that the unusually stable jet stream present at the time, reached  mainland Europe, forcing the closure of airspace over a large part of the UK, Scandinavia and Northern Europe.  250 million cubic metres of ejected tephra was produced and rose to a height of approximately 9 kilometres, which rates the explosive power of the eruption as a 4 on the…


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