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Its last eruption was in November 2010 and 95,000 flights were canceled because of it. Damage done was that there was extensive air pollution because of an ash cloud. Eruption dates are: December 2009 3-5 March 2010 20 March 2010 14 April 2010 15 April 2010 16-22 April 2010 3 May 2010 1-17 May 2010 0920 0550. Rocks that spew out from Eyjafjallajokull are, basalt,scoria, and trachyandesite. Basalt is a fine grained rock that is a dark color. Scoria comes in red and black, and you can find it all over North America. trachyandesite has little and or no quartz. Also trachyandesite magma can produce explosive eruptions.

When the volcano erupts it is dangerous and it is very explosive, meaning it throws out rocks and when they hit the ground they are very destructive and break into small pieces. One of its volcanic eruptions was rated and 8, meaning it was a mega-colossal eruption which is a very large and vast over areas.


Eyjafjallajokull is southeast of the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Eyjafjallajokull is on the North American plate and the Eurasian plate. A divergent (spreading) plate boundary is causing Eyjafjallajokull to form. The plates are spreading apart and the magma squeezes out of the cracks which is also causing the volcano to erupt and sea floor spreading causing new sea floor to be made. Eyjafjallajökull is a stratovolcano also known as a composite volcano. That means that it is built up of many layers of hardened lava, pumice and produces explosive eruptions. Eyjafjallajokull is a explosive, and or violent volcano.



Fun Facts

It has erupted in the last glacial period and is associated with the creation of many glaciers in Iceland. A glacial period is a period of time over thousands of years that is marked by colder than normal temperatures, and other times warmer than normal temperatures.



Eyjafjallajokull is an active volcano.That means that it may erupt anytime, and it will erupt time after time.


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