Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Iceland volcano eruption could last months


From Science Fair:

The last time Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano blew, the eruption lasted more than a year, from December 1821 until January 1823, reports Sally Sennert, a geologist at the Smithsonian Institution.

"This seems similar to what's happening now," she says.

The volcano is erupting small, jagged pieces of rocks, minerals and volcanic glass the size of sand and silt into the atmosphere, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This volcanic ash can even be as small as 1/25,000th of an inch across.

Volcanic ash is formed during explosive volcanic eruptions. Once in the air, the wind can blow these tiny ash particles tens to thousands of miles away from the volcano. Life-threatening and costly damages can occur to aircraft that fly through an eruption cloud, reports the geological survey.


See also: Will 2010 Be The Year Of the Volcano?

3 comments:

  1. I think its all Bush's fault.

    LOLOL. You know that's coming next!

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  2. Shouldn't the nations that have active volcanoes be regulated and fined because of global warming. Perhaps all inactive volcanoes should be included for past violations.

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  3. Hey I think the 2 previous comments are just great!

    But maybe it has something to do with God and the earth groaning?

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