The 2010 Eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull are volcanic eruptions that are currently happening in Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland.
A study by the Icelandic Meteorological Office published on December 2009 indicated an increase in seismic activity around Eyjafjallajökull area during the years (2006-2009). The study reported increased activity that occurred between June and August 2009 (200 events), compared to a total of about 250 earthquakes recorded between September 2006 and August 2009. It further indicated that locations of most of the earthquakes in 2009 occurred between 8 and 12 km depth east of the volcano‘s top crater.
About 500 farmers and their families from the areas of Fljótshlíð, Eyjafjöll, and Landeyjar were evacuated overnight. Also a class of British high school children were evacuated from a trip near Eyjafjallajökull.
Air travel disruptionEdit
- Airspace closed: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, UK.
As of 18 April, 63,000 flights had been cancelled in all.