Closer aerial view of Eyjafjallajökull showing the glacier outlet with ice melting to form a lake
Ground view of Eyjafjallajökull glacier outlet. Yes – the glacier is BLUE colour.
Eyjafjallajökull as seen from the main coastal highway
Eyja-fjalla-jökull: Eyja = island Fjalla = mountain Jökull = glacier It is pronounced: "AY-uh--fyat-luh--YOE-kuutl-uh"
This pretty village is called Eyjafjallajökull and has a total population of 25 people! This pretty village is called Skogar. It lies just south of Eyjafjallajökull and has a total population of 25 people!
Skogar is famous for it’s magnificent watarfall, Skogafoss. Eyjafjallajökull. Its water comes from the melting ice from Eyjafjallajökull.
Eyjafjallajökull erupted In March 2010 Eyjafjallajökull erupted It was a small fissure explosion
Tourists came flocking to check out the explosion
The past 3 Eyjafjallajökull eruptions in 920, 1612 & 1921 preceeded eruptions of Katla, a brother volcano located in the neighbouring Mýrdalsjökull glacier whose underground magma network is connected to Eyjafjallajökull
Mýrdalsjökull Location of Katla in relation Location of Katla in relation to Eyjafjallajökull Eyjafjallajökull Katla volcano (buried beneath glacier)
Eyjafjallajökull eruption has (on 20 th April 2010) triggered Icelandic Katla is much more active and known for its powerful subglacial eruptions and its large magma chamber. It erupts every 40-80 years. The last eruption was in 1918, and the Eyjafjallajökull eruption has (on 20 th April 2010) triggered Icelandic President Olafur Grimsson to say, “the time for Katla to erupt is coming close... we [Iceland] have prepared... it is high time for European governments and airline authorities all over the world to start planning for the eventual Katla eruption”