The Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Continues
Martin Sammtleben, 16. April 2010
… but with a shift in focus.
The fissure eruption on Fimmvörðuháls, that started on 20. March and proved to be a first-rate tourist attraction, is pretty much over for the moment.
Apparently the lava found a new route and on 14. April an eruption began underneath the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap, causing floods and ejecting vast amounts of volcanic ash into the atmosphere. The resulting ash cloud has been slowly drifting over North Europe and air traffic has come to a complete stop in the affected areas.
Timelapse of the eruption
Images of the Eruption
Photographer Christopher Lund has posted a superb gallery of the Fimmvörðuháls fissure eruption. More stunning images can be found on the Boston Globe’s Big Picture Blog part 1 and part 2, and on NASA’s flickr stream
Geologist Dr. Erik Klemetti continues coverage of the event on his Eruptions blog