Volcano MEDC - Eyjafjallajökull
Icelandic eruption of 2010.
Terms in this set (17)
What is Mt. E.?
North American & Eurasian (Mid-Atlantic Ridge) & Iceland Hotspot
Social Impacts: People Evacuated
Social Impacts: Ash, lava & flood water ...
Blocked roads (Route 1 road)
Economic & Social Impact 1: Local farmers ...
Lost crops (due to ash) (e.g. Raufarfel)
Social & Economic Impact 2: The airline industry ...
Lost over £180m each day = £1.1bn total loss, due to 6 day travel ban!
Environmental Impacts: 20 ...
Farms were destroyed
Environmental Impacts: Glacier ...
Melted = flooding (150m thick)
Environmental Impacts: Mt. E. released ...
Millions of tonnes of CO2
Immediate Response 1: Advised to (2) ...
Evacuate (30mins before) & keep livestock inside.
Immediate Response 2: Red Cross ...
Camps for evacuees.
Immediate Response 3: Police ...
Closed roads (near to Mt. E.).
Immediate Response 4: Air travel ...
Postponed (6 day travel ban).
Long-Term Response 1: Scientists set up ...
High-tech monitoring systems, to predict future eruptions (& on Mt. Katla = 20% worse).
Long-Term Response 2: Farms ...
Cleared of thick ash.