Volcano in Iceland: eruption continues

Powerfull eruption is predicted to be the last one

In brief: Meantime scientists ensure that the eruption is going to stop in 3-4 days. It depends on power of the volcano.

The new eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano has happened today in Iceland. The power of eruption has increased and the cloud of volcanic ash has risen up to 8.5 km high. The good news are that wind has improved the situation with the cloud and now it is easier for specialists to make predictions.

Due to the eruption occurred on Wednesday the airports in all Europe are closed. Specialists say that the cloud of volcanic ash is dangerous for airplanes. Thus air companies have canceled all flights over Europe in order to provide security for the passengers. All the word suffers from this natural disaster which is unpredictable.

Meantime scientists ensure that the eruption is going to stop in 3-4 days. It depends on power of the volcano. These two eruptions occurred on Wednesday and today are powerful enough to push out all magma mass kept in the volcano. Thus the volcano will soon have no magma to erupt. Also there are good predictions about European sky because of the wind appeared. The wind helps to dispel the cloud of ash.

Maria Velikanova
2010-04-17 13:22, Society.

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