Tectonic Hazards - Eyjafjallajokull

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What is the population of Iceland?
330,000
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What is the GDP of Iceland?
$50,000
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When did the main eruption occur?
14th April 2010
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What type of lava flowed from the fissure
Rhyolitic Lava - high silica content, very slow
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What were the crops predominantly damaged by?
Ash
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What chemical were the water sources contaminated with?
Flouride
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How many flights were cancelled over 8 days
100,000 flights
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How many people died?
None - There were no deaths
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How much did the eurption cost overall?
$2 billion
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How much money was being lost per day due to the flight ban?
$130 million
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How many farms were destroyed?
20 farms
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how many thousand tonnes of CO2 was released each day?
30,000 tonnes
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How deep was the icecap that melted, causing flooding?
150m deep icecap
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What was evacuation a effective stratergy for this type of volcano?
Rhyolitic lava, therefore was very slow
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What did many farmers do with their livestock?
Keep them inside
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How long a warning had people had of the eruption via text messages?
30 minutes warning
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When did scientists first begin monitoring Eyjafjallajokull?
Since the first eruption in March
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What are many bridges in Iceland built to do?
Collapse, so that floodwater is not blocked
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What kind of research has begun to allow for air travel through the ash?
Research into new types of engines that could be more effective against ash
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