Eyjafjallajokull Eruption Notes

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  • Created on: 22-12-15 14:58

Constructive plate margin--> Eurasian and North American plate

Eyjafjallajokull beneath an ice cap


1) Lava eruption- little threat

2) Ash and explosive eruptions

Local impacts:

* People evacuated from farms and villages

* Rescuers wore face masks to prevent suffocating on dense ash

* Ash covered agricultural land

* Flooding as glacier melted above volcano--> washed away roads--> expensive to reconstruct

* Part of main highway deliberately breached to allow floodwaters through--> Prevented expensive bridges breaking

* Water supplies contaminated with…


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