OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Erupts!!

 

Our friends at Icelandic Mountain Guides recently sent us some great information and pictures about the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano.

"Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, one of Iceland's mightiest volcanoes, began erupting soon after midnight on March the 20th. This is the first time the volcano erupts since 1821-1823. This eruption has many of the same characteristics as the last eruption, it is a stable eruption with a small lava flow. Whether or not the eruption goes on for nearly two years as the past eruption did only time will tell.  Luckily the eruption is not underneath the glacier itself, but just off to the side of the ice field. This avoids the glacial meltwater floods that otherwise might cause trouble in the farmlands below the glacier as happened in the eighteen hundreds."

 

Read more and see video here!!