One hundred and forty million cubic meters of ash is estimated to have fallen in Iceland during the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull last spring. That excludes all the ash that fell into the ocean and in other countries.
The Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud. Photo by Bjarni Brynjólfsson.
There hasn’t been an eruption in Iceland that resulted in a similar extent of ash fall since the Hekla eruption in 1947 or even the Katla eruption of 1918, Morgunbladid reports.
The total volume of volcanic debris, lava and ash emitted during the aforementioned eruptions was greater than that of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull.
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