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Video: Five Years since Eyjafjallajökull Erupted

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Video: Five Years since Eyjafjallajökull Erupted

Eyjafjallajökull 2010

The eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. Photo: Jóhannes Benediktsson.

Yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which lies under a glacier in South Iceland by the same name. The eruption began in the early hours of April 14, 2010, and it continued for six weeks, or until May 23.

It was a phreatic eruption with explosive activity, emitting a large volume of ash which spread across the country and to the European mainland, disrupting air traffic all around the world, ruv.is reports.

The ash fall caused considerable damage, particularly at farms near Eyjafjallajökull in South Iceland. The eruption also caused flooding in the rivers Markarfljót and Svaðbælisá, damaging farmland.

Here is a video from May 2010, showing the development and consequences of the eruption.

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