Eyjafjallajokull Case Study

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Nature 

Located in the south of Iceland.

Caldera covered in glacier.

Iceland lies on the MAR, a constructive plate boundary between North American plate and Eurasian plate.

Located over a hotspot, so more magma production and volcanic activity relative to the area. 

Basaltic Lava. 

Fissure.

VEI 4

Impacts

A thick layer of ash fell on farms, becoming wet and compact making it difficult to continue farming.

Some roads where blocked by falling ash.

Disrupted air travel, £2.5 billion cost to european airlines. 

( There where many reasons why this occured, one being that the volcano is directly under the polar jet stream., another due to the meltwater from the glacial ice flowing back into the erupting volcano increasing silica…

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