Eyjafjallajokull Volcano News


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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Claims major Iceland volcano on brink of eruption deemed premature  9news.com.au

A major volcano in Iceland is churning out tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide, which is one of three key signals that a violent eruption is on the way.


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 ...


Scenic Iceland enchants  Otago Daily Times

Iceland, shaped by the unpredictable violence of volcanoes, glaciers and earthquakes, is the result of 64 million years of continual transformation and rebirth,


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 ...


From the archives: Service interrupted: Ash cloud causes chaos  Australian Aviation

This story from the Australian Aviation archives is from June 2010, when Geoffrey Thomas wrote about the fallout from the disruption caused by the ash cloud ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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, ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


Geology study finds massive volcanic blast  BBC News

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


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.


These are the 12 most likely reasons a major emergency could be declared in Nottingham  Nottinghamshire Live

How would we cope if there was a full-blown emergency?


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'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.


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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'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 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 ...


The mystery of volcanic lightning continues to intrigue researchers  AccuWeather.com

Many of the complex intricacies that cause volcanic lightning are still mysteries to researchers.


One Word: Eyjafjallajokull  New York Times

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


Volcano 'libraries' could help plan for future volcanic crises  Phys.Org

Crystals from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption have demonstrated a new way to recognise pre-eruption signals at Eyjafjallajökull and potentially other, similar ...


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 ...


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?


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 ...


'Volcano plane' takes flight - CBBC Newsround  CBBC Newsround

UK scientists monitor volcanoes from the sky to predict when it might erupt again.


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 ...


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 volcano ALERT: First eruption expected in CENTURIES which could spark travel chaos  Express.co.uk

A MONSTER volcano could be on the brink of erupting for the first time in almost 300 years which would throw travel in Europe into chaos.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Iceland volcano ash cloud: When will Eyjafjallajökull eruption stop?  Christian Science Monitor

Scientists have several ways of forecasting when the Eyjafjallajökull eruption will stop. But their data – and history – suggest the Iceland volcano's ash cloud ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Iceland Volcano Pictures: Lightning Adds Flash to Ash  National Geographic

Intense lightning storms mixed with ash clouds to electrify the night sky over Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano on Sunday.


Why the Icelandic eruption caught us off guard  Irish Times

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


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 ...


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, ...


'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.


Study: Increase in Respiratory Symptoms Post Eyjafjallajökull Eruption  IcelandReview

People living near the glacier-covered volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010, experience more respiratory ailments than others, according to a new ...


'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.


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 ...


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 waits for volcanic shoe to drop  New Scientist

Icelandic communications links and even transatlantic flights could be disrupted by a second, more destructive volcano following this weekend's eruption.


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 an Iceland volcano works: what Eyjafjallajökull might do next  Christian Science Monitor

Scientists trying to forecast the behavior of the Iceland volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, use words like 'Surtseyan.' What does that mean?


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


VIDEO: Skiing/hiking trip up Eyjafjallajökull volcano  Iceland Monitor

Mountain guide Ólafur Már Björnsson recorded a video on his drone in a skiing/hiking trip up Eyjafjallajökull glacier, a volcano that erupted in 2010 and closed ...


How you would solve a problem like Eyjafjallajokull  BBC News

Modern technology may appear impotent in the face of the volcanic ash cloud disrupting global air travel. We asked scientists for their most outlandish solutions.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Could another Icelandic volcano erupt soon?  BBC News

As scientists and air travellers alike keep a close eye on Iceland's ongoing volcanic eruption, some reports suggest that another, much bigger, volcano could stir ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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: 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, ...


Iceland Volcano Eyjafjallajökull Oozes Molten Lava (PICTURES)  Huffington Post UK

Cars sit in the shadow of a volcano spilling 1200-degree-centigrade molten lava in this remarkable set of pictures. Daredevil - and decidedly hot - drivers parked ...


In volcanic Iceland, eruptions bring risk, and tourism boom  National Post

Iceland is home to 32 active volcanic sites and its history is punctuated with eruptions, some of them catastrophic.


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 ...


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 ...


Volcano WARNING: These are the six terrifying volcanos which could BLOW in 2018  Express.co.uk

SCIENTISTS are keeping an eye out for six volcanos which could erupt in 2018.


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 ...


The Environmental Effects of Iceland's Volcano  Newsweek

You don't need to have spent four nights in a European airport to know just how disruptive last week's eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has been.


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 ...


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 ...


Iceland's Volcanic Glacier Disrupts European Air Travel - TIME  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.


Volcanic Eruptions: Science And Risk Management  Science 2.0

In 2010 volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajökull clouded Europe for days. It opened up a discussion about how science is used in risk management.


Eyjafjallajökull and the Biggest Volcanic Eruptions - WSJ  Wall Street Journal

Iceland's blowouts pale before Tambora, Krakatoa and other giants that may have sped U.S. settlers and led to the writing of 'Frankenstein'


Under the volcano: fire and ice  The Guardian

Terrawatch Scientists are making their own lava to test why it sometimes ignores water, yet other times it's an explosive combination.


Has Iceland's tourism bubble finally burst?  The Telegraph

Iceland's tourism boom that saw the island nation's visitor numbers quadruple in just seven years could be over.


The oddball country where camping under a volcano is absolutely fine  Telegraph.co.uk

'You'll never see an Icelander using an umbrella,” chuckled Arsæll (“Saeli”) Hauksson, my bearded bear of a guide dressed in his thick hand-knitted sweater.


Tourists are flocking to volcano that's due for a massive eruption  New York Post

VIK, Iceland — Sneeze next to the Katla volcano, goes the joke in this Icelandic village, and a seismologist in Reykjavik will analyze the disturbance. After...


Iceland Volcanic Activity Could Go On For Months  NPR

Forecasters can do a good job of anticipating where the ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano is likely to spread in the coming days, but scientists can't tell ...


Madam Secretary Recap 11/04/18: Season 5 Episode 5 “Eyjafjallajökull”  Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Tonight on CBS Madam Secretary airs with an all-new Sunday, November 04, 2018, season 5 episode 5 called, "Eyjafjallajökull," and we have your Madam.


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 ...


Role of gravitational instabilities in volcanic ash deposition: Example of Eyjafjallajokull  Phys.Org

Volcanic ash poses a significant hazard for areas close to volcanoes and for aviation. For example, the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, clearly ...