CASE STUDY: EYJAFJALLAJOKULL ERUPTION, ICELAND.
- The volcano is on the island of Iceland, which is part of Europe and situated immediately South of the Artic circle.
- Located on the North American plate (moving west)
- Move apart between 2-5cm per year.
- The famous mid atlantic ridge runs through the island.
- South east to Reykjavik (Iceland's capital)
- 15th April, 2010.
- The caldera at the top of the volcano was 2.5km wide.
- The volcano is nearly 2,000m tall.
- The volcano is sub-glacial.
- Began to erupt on the 20th March, though main eruption was the 19th April.
- It was a fissure eruption, lava flow more dominant in the west.
- An ash plume, 11,000m into the air resulted from eruption.
- Ash was distributed by high velocity jet streams above Iceland.
- Iceland is located on…