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Eyjafjallajökull-Fimmvörduháls eruption: NASA satellite imagery 14 April 2010

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Fimmvorduhalsi eruption 14 April 2010 (NASA Terra MODIS true colour image)

The latest NASA satellite images of the resurgent Eyjafjallajökull-Fimmvörduháls eruption in southern Iceland can be found via the Rapid Response System site, and are very impressive. The detail above comes from this Terra MODIS image captured on 14 April 2010: the eruption plume (white in colour – almost entirely steam from melted ice and snow) can be seen blowing due east from the seat of the eruption at Fimmvörduháls. The area shown in the image is about 150 km wide.

[Thanks to Robert Simmon of NASA for dropping us a line about the Rapid Response images.]

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1. Guillermo - 15 April 2010

Now about 800 people were evacuated because an eruption under the ice at Eyjaf…

And appears to be slowly and definitely “turning off” with only a few quakes per day.

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