Eyjafjallajokull Volcano News


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Understanding Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull  Iceland Monitor

What is the meaning of Hekla? You've probably heard of Iceland's most famous volcano, but the answer to what its name means can be found on the website of ...


Geology study finds massive volcanic blast  BBC News

An Edinburgh scientist warns not enough is known about predicting major volcanic eruptions.


Didn't Make the National Spelling Bee? Play the Smithsonian Spelling Bee  Smithsonian

Editor's Note, May 17, 2019: The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee is upon us. In honor of the annual competition, taking place May 26 to May 31 at the ...


9 years since Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland  Guide to Iceland Now

Today marks the nine-year-anniversary of Eyjafjallajökull's mighty 2010 eruption, an explosion that created an ash plume so large that much of mainland ...


Volcano-triggered climate change behind Earth's 'Great Dying' - study  Newshub

The biggest mass extinction the Earth ever saw was caused by catastrophic climate change triggered by volcanic eruptions, scientists say. Temperatures rose ...


Reports of a volcanic eruption in Iceland are fake news at its worst  Quartz

The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded ...


Cabinet Office compares no-deal Brexit to Iceland ash cloud chaos  The Guardian

Eyjafjallajökull seen as nearest recent example of what civil *service* could have to cope with.


Folklore: The Troll in Eyjafjallajokull Volcano  Guide to Iceland Now

The glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull became notorious in 2010 after a sudden and violent eruption, causing havoc to European air traffic and stumping television ...


Katla volcano eruption: Scientists warn huge Iceland volcano is about to erupt, and it could even dwarf 2010 ash cloud  Evening Standard

Scientists have warned that a huge volcano in Iceland is about to erupt, dwarfing the explosion that disrupted air travel across the world eight years ago. Katla ...


This Is Why Icelandic Eruptions Can Be So Problematic For Air Travel  Forbes

Ever wanted to know why Iceland's volcanoes can cause so much trouble for air travel, or why the 2010 eruption came as a surprise to experts all over the planet ...


One Day In The Þórsmörk Dimension: A Wild Valley Behind Eyjafjallajökull  Reykjavík Grapevine

Living in Reykjavík, it's quite easy to get caught up in the routine of city life, and forget that this town is just a tiny dot on a coast of an island that's full of ...


Seven years ago today: Eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano with the un-pronouncable name  Iceland Magazine

NOTE: In our "This week in Iceland" newsletter on May 13 we incorrectly linked to this article when we had intended to link to an article about the earthquake ...


9-years since the Fimmvorduhals volcanic eruption  Guide to Iceland Now

On 20 March 2010, after months of heightened seismic activity, a volcanic eruption on the Fimmvörðuháls Pass opened a 500-metre fissure in the Southern ...


No, the giant Katla volcano in Iceland isn't about to erupt  USA TODAY

Despite screaming headlines in the British tabloids and even the Sunday Times, there is no sign that Iceland's Katla volcano will erupt any time soon, scientists ...


On the edge – is thrill-seeking tourism really worth the risk?  Geographical

New research reveals the dangers that thrill-seeking tourists are exposing themselves to, in the name of experiencing a live volcanic eruption.


'Fake news' about volcanic eruptions could put lives at risk  The Conversation UK

We can't say that Katla in Iceland is 'due' to erupt, no matter what you have read.


Having a bad year? At least you weren't around in 536 CE  The National

The worst year in history has been revealed, featuring a volcanic eruption which led to widespread starvation and an outbreak of the bubonic plague.


Huge Icelandic volcano Katla set to blow - and it will be bigger than 2010 eruption  Bristol Post

A huge volcano in Iceland is predicted to erupt at any time with experts believing the fall out will be greater than a similar eruption back in 2010 which caused ...


Volcanic ash impact on air travel could be reduced says new research  Science Daily

Volcanologists have developed a method and camera that could help reduce the dangers, health risks and travel impacts of ash plumes during a volcanic ...


Why Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Erupted  LiveScience.com

A peek into the roots of the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland earlier this year that disrupted flights across Europe could shed light on the ...


Iceland Volcano Erupts Under Glacier, Triggers Floods  National Geographic

The Eyjafjallajökull volcano has erupted anew, this time under a glacier, triggering floods and forcing hundreds to evacuate.


The landmark hardly anyone can say right  Stuff.co.nz

Good luck with Eyjafjallajökull - you'll need it, as 98 per cent get it wrong.


Boom time: predicting Iceland's volcanoes  Geographical

Fears that volcano eruptions in Iceland are set to regularly disrupt air travel are being tempered by a new study into the frequency of such events.


Iceland's melting glaciers could result in more frequent volcanic eruptions  Iceland Magazine

A new research which delves into the climate driven glacial melting occurring in Iceland shows that Iceland's glaciers are losing an estimated 11 billion tons of ...


Can You Say 'Eyjafjallajokull'? Icelandic Volcano's Name Is A Tongue-Twister  NPR

Thousands of flights canceled across Europe. Tens of thousands of air travelers who can't get where they want to go. A plume of ash spreading across ...


Iceland volcano: First came the floods, then the smell of rotten eggs  The Guardian

A phonecall in the dead of night was the first inkling the people living on the Thorvaldseyri farm had that Iceland's glacier-covered Eyjafjallajokull volcano was ...


Club to present Iceland program  Clinton Herald

DEWITT — The DeWitt Noon Lions will join Pam Bahr and Jim England Tuesday for a virtual trip around Iceland via the Ring Road.


Iceland's volcano site rises from the ashes  BBC News

The BBC's Matt Cole asks how those living near the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland have been affected since March's eruption.


We don't know one way or another if Katla is preparing to erupt, geophysicist argues  Iceland Magazine

It is too early to say whether the enormous CO2 emissions from the monster volcano Katla are an indication of an imminent eruption, a geophysicist at the ...


What are the biggest threats to humanity?  BBC News

Human extinction may be the stuff of nightmares but there are many ways in which it could happen. Popular culture tends to focus on only the most spectacular ...


Katla: Iceland's most notorious volcano is kept under close surveillance  Iceland Magazine

When Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted explosively in 2010, it shut down all aviation across the North Atlantic for one week. The dispersal of the ash cloud led to ...


Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling  ABC News

For people living in the tiny town of Vik, in the shadow of one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes, the threat of an long-overdue violent eruption is part of normal life.


Earthwatch: In the shadow of Eyjafjallajökull  The Guardian

Four years after an Icelandic volcano grounded Europe's air traffic, Kate Ravilious wonders if the worst is yet to happen.


Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano reduces activity  BBC News

The Icelandic volcano disrupting air traffic for weeks is showing a marked drop in activity, new findings suggest.


Iceland’s last giant volcanic eruption cost the global economy $5bn. Is that about to happen again?  Quartz

The “seismic swarm” of thousands of earthquakes that's been rattling the Icelandic highlands for the past few days is getting worse. A 4.5 magnitude quake on ...


Iceland volcano: an eyeful of Eyjafjallajökull  Telegraph.co.uk

The power and wrath of Eyjafjallajökull came into dramatic clarity this weekend as the clouds parted for the first time since the glacier-topped volcano threw ...


Volcano and earthquake museum to open in Iceland  The Guardian

The Lava Centre, a new interactive attraction in the shadow of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, will bring to life the 'fiery heart of Iceland'. Will Coldwell.


New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption  Iceland Magazine

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is busy filling its magma chambers, new research confirms. An eruption in Katla would ...


Iceland Volcano Makes 27-story "Mountain"  National Geographic

After more than three weeks of fiery, crowd-pleasing fountains, a volcano in southern Iceland has finally quieted down—leaving behind a new, 270-foot ...


Drone video follows a group of hikers to the summit of Eyjafjallajökull glacier  Iceland Magazine

Last week a group of 30 local hikers conquered the summit of Eyjafjallajökull glacier in South Iceland on mountain skis. After having conquered the top of the ...


Iceland's fire decimates its ice: Eyjafjallajökull  GlacierHub

A new scientific study reveals previously unknown subglacial interactions between the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull's lava and overlaying ice cap.


Experts Warn Iceland's Biggest Volcano Is 'Ready To Erupt'  Forbes Now

Geologists are closely monitoring Iceland's biggest volcano after a string of recent activity. The earthquake activity is often a telltale sign that the volcano is ...


'Volcano plane' takes flight - CBBC Newsround  CBBC Newsround

Have you ever wondered what happens to planes when volcanoes erupt? In 2010, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland erupted, filling the sky with large, thick ...


Ash from Iceland's Glacier Volcano Threatens Health of Local Children  GlacierHub

The prolonged eruption of the glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland in 2010 released 250 million tons of ash, exposing residents to dangerous levels of the ...


100 Years Since Katla’s Last Eruption—Iceland’s Most Feared Volcano is Long Overdue  Guide to Iceland Now

Situated under south Iceland's Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Katla is among the world's fiercest and most active volcanos. Of all the volcanoes in Iceland, this is the one ...


Iceland volcano ash cloud triggers plankton bloom  BBC News

The 2010 Icelandic volcanic eruption, which disrupted European flights, also had a "significant but short-lived" impact on ocean life, a study shows. Ash from the ...


Roundup: Tardigrade, Glacier Modeling, and Eyjafjallajökull Eruption  GlacierHub

In this week's roundup, read about Tardigrade populations in glaciers, glacier modeling in response to climate change, and the potential health effects of the ...


Why the Icelandic eruption caught us off guard  Irish Times

Months before Eyjafjallajökull blew its top, volcanologists knew something big was going on.


Volcano 'Libraries' Could Help Plan for Future Volcanic Crises  R & D Magazine

Crystals from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption have demonstrated a new way to recognise pre-eruption signals at Eyjafjallajökull.


Chewbacca reportedly spotted filming on Eyjafjallajökull glacier  Iceland Magazine

Rumors are circulating that scenes from the next installment of the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII, are currently being shot at Eyjafjallajökull glacier, ...


Are too many tourists visiting Iceland?  BBC News

An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300000 people, how much tourism is too much?


Volcano Forecast? New Technique Could Better Predict Eruptions  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


The Elusive Volcanic Eruptions That Plunged Europe Into The Dark Ages  Forbes

The years after 536 CE were characterized by widespread famine and a devastating plague swept across Europe. Scientists believe a powerful volcanic ...


Which way to Eyjafjallajökull? Struggle no more with hard to pronounce places  Lonely Planet Travel News

How do you pronounce Eyjafjallajökull anyway? From Ptuj to Chao Phraya and Park Güell, these are some of the common cities and landmarks that native ...


'Better estimate' of volcanic ash cloud return  BBC News

Potentially disruptive volcanic ash clouds cross Northern Europe more frequently than previously thought, according to a new study.


Secret to Iceland’s Tourism Boom? A Financial Crash and a Volcanic Eruption  The New York Times

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland has discovered the secret to a booming tourist industry: First have a mammoth financial implosion, then an enormous volcanic ...


'Madam Secretary' Season 5, Episode 6 'Eyjafjallajökull' Recap: Airport Problems & Chess Pieces  TV Movie Fix

Tonight's 'Madam Secretary' sees Elizabeth stuck in an airport with the Turkish Prime Minister. She brokers a deal to help save Syrian refugees.


What lies beneath: Robert Macfarlane travels 'Underland' | Books  The Guardian

From prehistoric cave paintings to buried nuclear waste, underground spaces record how humans have lived. To explore Underland means voyaging into the ...


Using artificial intelligence to understand volcanic eruptions from tiny ash  Science Daily

Scientists have shown that an artificial intelligence program called a Convolutional Neural Network can be trained to categorize volcanic ash particle shapes.


Nissan and BMW car production hit by volcano disruption  The Guardian

Nissan hit by shortage of air pressure sensors from Ireland while BMW cannot get hold of electronic components.


Holy Cow, Look What Happened When Eyjafjallajökull Erupted In 1821  The Business Insider

The last time Eyjafjallajökull blew its top the eruption lasted for two years, spreading smoke and ash over Iceland causing significant damage. The last time ...


Iceland waits for volcanic shoe to drop  New Scientist

If history is any guide, a second, more destructive volcano could blow after this weekend's eruption, even threatening transatlantic flights.


One Word: Eyjafjallajokull  New York Times

Close-up views of a volcano erupting on a glacier in Iceland.


What We Know From the Icelandic Volcano  Smithsonian

Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program has been following the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Elizabeth Cottrell, a geologist at the National ...


Underground chain reaction caused 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruptions  IceNews

A new report has said that a massive underground chain reaction triggered the 2010 eruptions of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.


Öræfajökull: Iceland's second deadliest volcano  Iceland Magazine

It seems fitting that Iceland's tallest peak also Hvannadalshnjúkur is located in one of Iceland's deadliest volcanoes. For more than 250 years Öræfajökull has ...


Q&A: Why Iceland’s Volcanoes Have Vexed Humans for Centuries  National Geographic

As another volcano rumbles in Iceland, author and reporter Alexandra Witze explores the nation's long history of powerful eruptions.


Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano is nothing to 'Angry Sister' Katla  Christian Science Monitor

Every time in recorded history that Eyjafjallajökull volcano has erupted, the much larger Katla volcano has also erupted. Scientists are watching Katla carefully.


New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact  BBC News

Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there are signs of a looming volcanic eruption that could be one of the most powerful the country has ...


Volcano project scours Iceland for early warning signals  BBC News

Work is under way to improve monitoring of Iceland's volcanoes and give earlier warning of possible eruptions. The FutureVolc project is funded by the ...


The sovereign nation of Iceland has finally invalidated the European trademark on "Iceland," formerly held by a British discount grocery chain  Boing Boing

In 2014, the British discount grocers Iceland Foods (so named for their pioneering role in selling frozen food) was granted an EU-wide trademark on the word ...


What it's like to chase Iceland's biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years  Quartz

In 2014, researchers captured stunning footage of Iceland's biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years. The Bárðarbunga eruption spewed a Hiroshima atomic ...


How to pronounce "Öræfajökull", the latest Icelandic volcano to make the news  Iceland Magazine

The latest Icelandic volcano to make international headlines is Öræfajökull. Recently the volcano has been showing signs it might be waking up from a 290 year ...


Eyjafjallajökull one year on: What have we learned (and not learned)?  Big Think

It has now been one year since the eruption that closed the skies over Europe and captured the world's attention. Before April 13-14, 2010, most people outside ...


Öræfajökull Glacier Volcano Rumbling  Guide to Iceland Now

Several earthquakes have been recorded at Bárðarbunga on the Öræfajökull glacier volcano in the last few days. On Oct. 1, two quakes were recorded.


Q&A: What happens when a volcano beneath a glacier erupts?  National Science Foundation

Scientists studying Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano took a close look. Researchers Jim Ciarrocca, Ben Edwards and Ellie Was study lava under Iceland's ...


Volcanic ash cloud: British attempts to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull causes hilarity in Iceland  Telegraph.co.uk

Ever since British air space was choked by the volcanic ash cloud, Icelanders have been laughing at our faltering attempts to pronounce the name of their ...


Iceland: The tourism epidemic | Iceland  Aljazeera.com

Iceland, a small North Atlantic island of 335,000 inhabitants, has become the latest destination for travellers looking for stunning scenery. By the end of 2017, ...


Drone grounds flights at Dubai Airport – Kiwi.com | Stories  Kiwi.com

Dubai international airport paused all traffic activity because of unauthorised drone activity at the airport between 10.13 and 10.45 am local time on Friday.


Journey to Iceland with the WITF Travel Club in 2019  witf.org

The WITF Travel Club is heading to Iceland! Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders.


Will the Iceland Volcano Change the Climate?  LiveScience.com

While volcanoes can cause changes to Earth's climate, recent eruption in Iceland too small to have an impact.


Iceland's Largest Volcano Bardarbunga May Be Ready to Erupt  National Geographic

Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano system was racked by four large earthquakes at the end of October. The rumbles, reported as magnitudes 3.9, 3.2, 4.7, and 4.7, ...


How To Say 'Eyjafjallajokull' In Song : Monitor Mix  NPR

At long last, an Icelandic musician has come forward in order to help the world learn how to pronounce Eyjafjallajokull. That word, which means "Island Mountain ...


Wow Air collapse: What does the aviation industry do now?  The Independent

Seismically speaking, Iceland is always lively thanks to the shifting Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The earth moved particularly excitingly in April ...


In Photos: Aftermath of Iceland Volcano Floods  LiveScience.com

When Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in 2010, scientists took 3D laser scans of the impact of glacial floods to the landscape. Here are pictures of their ...


How the 2010 ash cloud caused chaos: facts and figures  Telegraph.co.uk

The eruption of Grimsvotn, Iceland's most active volcano, has rekindled memories of last year's ash crisis which shut European airspace and sent disruption ...


How To Be Alone: Finding Unexpected Solitude On Sólheimasandur  Reykjavík Grapevine

The idea of having any part of Iceland to yourself has, in recent years, become increasingly unlikely. At every spot, from the misty Skógafoss to the colourful hills ...


Volcanoes, Climate Change, and The Birth of Christianity  JSTOR Daily

The massive, deadly eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eldgjá in 10th century brought climate change and Christianity to the island colony.


Volcano Live: Kate Humble visits Eyjafjallajökull  Telegraph.co.uk

Ahead of the BBC series 'Volcano Live', Kate Humble visits Iceland to see how one of the world's most explosive regions copes with the ever-present threat.


Is Iceland's tallest volcano awakening?  The Conversation UK

Two women and a boy took refuge on the roof … but it was carried away by the deluge of water, and as far as the eye could reach, the three unfortunate persons ...


Volcanoes and Climate Change: How They're Linked  TIME

Correction appended Jan. 30, 2015. Give climate change credit for one thing: it's endlessly versatile. There was a time we called it global warming, which meant ...


Katla Volcano, the Evil Sorceress | Folklore in Iceland  Guide to Iceland Now

Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull are enormous glaciers on Iceland's South Coast; they're thought to be sisters of one another. Mýrdalsjökull, however, covers ...


Iceland’s biggest volcano STRUCK by powerful earthquakes  Express.co.uk

ICELAND'S largest volcano has been struck by two powerful earthquakes which is a sign that Bardarbunga could be about to erupt.


Government failed to act on volcanic ash threat, say MPs  Independent

The Government failed to plan for a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland that paralysed air traffic in the UK and caused hundreds of millions of pounds worth of ...


Iceland's Volcanic Glacier Disrupts European Air Travel  TIME

The eruption in Iceland hardly compares with some of the major ones in history. But in our interconnected modern world, the impact can be massive.


Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii: 7 things to know about volcanoes  Vox.com

Kilauea's eruption reminded us that volcanoes are beautiful, dangerous, and closer than we may realize.


Iceland volcano: tourists flock to see erupting Eyjafjallajokull  Daily Mail

Volcanologists in Iceland have no idea whether the country's latest tourist attraction will stop erupting tomorrow or in two years' time. In the meantime, a host of ...


Madam Secretary Tonight: "Eyjafjallajökull"  KSiteTV

“Eyjafjallajökull” is the title of the new episode of Madam Secretary airing tonight (November 11) on CBS. Series regular cast member Geoffrey Arend directed ...


Why Icelanders love an explosive eruption  BBC News

Icelandic journalist Thora Arnorsdottir explains her country's affection for "majestic" volcanoes.


AI Can Now Analyze And Categorize Volcanic Eruptions From Ash  Forbes Now

A team of scientists have developed a neural network to diagnose volcanic eruptions -- and it has bigger implications than you might expect.