Eyjafjallajokull Volcano - John Seach

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(Eyjafjoll) 
Iceland

63.63 N, 19.62 W
summit elevation 1666 m
stratovolcano

World's first summit eruption video of Eyjafjallajokull volcano taken by John Seach...

Eyjafjallajokull volcano is located in southern Iceland under Eyjafjallajökull icecap. The southern end of the volcano was once part of the Atlantic coastline. The sea level has retreated some 5 km, leaving behind sheer cliffs with and many waterfalls such as Skógafoss.

Eyjafjallajokull volcano contains a 2.5 km wide caldera. Eyjafjallajokull has been much less active than neighboring volcanoes. Since 1600's there have only been three eruptions at Eyjafjallajokull, while nearby Katla had 20 eruptions.

World's First Expedition to the summit eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, April 2010
The first summit expedition to Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland during the 2010 eruption was made by John Seach. While on the summit John observed two active vents inside the main crater. The southern vent was showing almost continuous Strombolian activity, and the northern vent showed phreatomagmatic eruptions. Intensified activity occurred under the Gigjokull Glacier on 1st May.

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Eyjafjallajokull eruption, April 2010

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Eyjafjallajokull volcano April 2010

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Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, April 2010

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