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Iceland Volcano Eruption March 2010

In early Sunday, 21 March 2010, Icelandic people were surprised with volcano eruption. It is happened in the area of Eyjafallajoekull glacier in Southern Iceland. According to AF, the Iceland volcano eruption 2010 has forced more than 500 people to leave their homes to be evacuated into safer place. So far, there’s no official report whether there are people injured or not on this natural disaster. Sources said that actually Iceland volcano eruption March 2010 took place shortly after the midnight. As a result, the local residents were evacuated immediately to avoid the risk of flood caused by melting glacier waters.

The eruption is a small one,” said Agust Gunnar Gylfason, a risk analyst at the Civil Protection Department.

“An eruption in and close to this glacier can be dangerous due to possible flooding if the fissure forms under the glacier,” he said. “That is why we initiated our disaster response plan.”

A volcano has erupted in Iceland, authorities evacuated hundreds of people after a volcano erupted beside a glacier in southern Iceland, Iceland’s civil protection agency said Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

All flight traffic to and from Iceland has been stopped because of the volcanic eruption. About a thousand Icelandair passengers which were going to Europe this morning are now stranded in Iceland, according to mbl.is. These are flights to London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Oslo and Stockholm.

The last time the volcano erupted was in the 1820s.

Scientists can see lava flows in the half-mile long fissure, and authorities are watching for further activity.

Authorities evacuated some 450 people in the area 100 miles southeast of the capital, Reykjavik, as a precaution, said Vidir Reynisson, the department manager for the Icelandic Civil Protection Department.

Rash occurred next to the glacier Eyjafjallajökull, the fifth largest in Iceland. Las autoridades dijeron que la erupción estuvo por debajo del glaciar, lo que provocó temores de que podría dar lugar a inundaciones por deshielo de los glaciares, pero los científicos llevar a cabo un reconocimiento aéreo en la luz del día encuentra la erupción y dijo que no occur below ice.

“The eruption is small,” said Agust Gunnar Gylfason, an analyst of risk in the civil protection department.

“An eruption in and near this glacier can be dangerous due to flooding is possible if the shapes of crack in the glacier,” he said. “That’s why we started our disaster response plan.

The last time the volcano erupted was in the 1820s.

Iceland volcano eruption triggers fears for glacier. Iceland volcano. A volcano that has been dormant for almost 200 years has erupted in Iceland. Authorities evacuated hundreds of people after a volcano erupted beside a glacier in Iceland.

Authorities evacuated hundreds of people after a volcano erupted beside a glacier in southern Iceland, Iceland’s civil protection agency said on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Iceland is noted for subglacial and regional fissure eruptions related to the rifting process between the separating plates.

RUV also reported the airports in the capital Reykjavik, Keflavik and Akureyri were closed after the eruption, which occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday.

A volcano in the area of the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier last erupted in 1821 and 1823.




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