Posted by: mrpeatie | April 20, 2010

Iceland Volcano Eruption

I can’t even begin to pronounce its name, but the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland continues to erupt, spewing and ever growing ash cloud into the atmosphere. The eruption began on March 20 and a secondary eruption started on April 14. In geologic terms, the eruptions are pretty minor, but its effects continue to make things pretty miserable for millions of people across Europe.

Below are some amazing images of the eruption. The Big Picture at Boston.com has an awesome collection of photos in its gallery. The coolest thing I’ve found is the animated image below that shows the spreading ash cloud and just how big of an impact it is having as it makes its way over most of Europe, western Russia, and even making its way to Canada.

Bottom two image credits in order of appearance:
Marco Fulle Stromboli Online
REUTERS/NERC Satellite Receiving Station, Dundee University, Scotland

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