Interesting Things to Know About Volcano Eyjafjallajokull

Fast facts about active volcano Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland.

  • Eyjafjallajokull is a currently active volcano in Iceland.
  • In translation, Eyjafjallajokull means Eyja (island) fjalla (mountain) jokull (glacier). It is called Eyja for short.
  • The summit of Eyja is 5,466 feet.
  • Eyja is currently erupting and its last eruption was from 1821 to 1823.
  • Eyja’s current volcanic activity caused a total shut down of airspace over many European nations for 5 days and is believed to have caused the largest financial loss in the air travel industries history.
  • Eyja is located just west of volcano Katla. Katla is even larger and more powerful than Eyja.
  • Eyja covers 39 square miles.
  • Eyja used to be part of the Atlantic coastline. The coastline has receded and Eyja now has many steep cliffs and waterfalls.
  • Eyja’s eruptions in 1821 to 1823 caused fluoride poisoning to many farm animals.

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12 Responses to “Interesting Things to Know About Volcano Eyjafjallajokull”
  1. REBBACA Says...

    On September 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm


  2. max Says...

    On October 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

    crap! joking! ily! and the webiste wanna be mates? xo

  3. sebastion Says...

    On January 20, 2011 at 4:44 am


  4. beatrice Says...

    On January 20, 2011 at 4:46 am

    This wrong mount eyja never erupted the goverment just wanted money…

  5. evangeline Says...

    On January 20, 2011 at 4:49 am

    a daii wivout u is like a yr wivout rain, baby r u down down down dwon, i wait on u foreva and a daii, im alwaqys gana do what hy say, calerfornia love, dear mama, changes, oh cuz weneva u smile i smile hey hey hey woah woah woah hey!!!!!

  6. jaquay jones Says...

    On February 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    but some of those fcats u call facts arent real cuz one its 40 square miles and two the last eruption of eyjafjallajokull was may 21st,2010

  7. Winston Churchill Says...

    On February 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I regret I have but one life to give for my country.

  8. My Mama always Says...

    On February 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    that life is like a box of chocolates.

  9. Cell Says...

    On February 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm



  10. sam goldman Says...

    On June 13, 2011 at 4:45 am

    i hate school and now i hate this

  11. trader Says...

    On March 30, 2012 at 8:58 am

    this is not a real valcano

  12. connor Says...

    On October 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

    this is a real volcano

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