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Eyjafjallajökull Named Eruption of the Year

By Iceland Review

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) placed the volcanic eruption in Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull glacier at the top of its ranking of eruptions that caused planes in 2010 to take evasive maneuvers.


The eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

An article on the website of Discovery states that 64 volcanoes were active last year, some of which have erupted for centuries while other eruptions came as a surprise, visir.is reports.

In other Eyjafjallajökull news, the German television station NDR broadcast a detailed episode on the eruption and its consequences on Wednesday.

A German film crew came to Iceland and went up the glacier. A number of people were interviewed, including Ólafur Eggertsson, farmer at Thorvaldseyri, who discussed the opportunities created by the eruption, among other topics.

Interviewees also included Sigrún Lilja Gudjónsdóttir, the owner of Gydja Collection, whose fragrance is named after the glacier and has garnered considerable attention abroad.

Click here to read more about the fragrance and here to watch the show.

Click here to read the USGS’s ranking.

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