Nature: Volcano Iceland (2010)
|born on||21 March 2010 at 00:05 (= 12:05 AM )|
|Place||Reykjavík, Iceland, 64n09, 21w51|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||00°16' 29°47 Asc. 08°25'|
Icelandic volcano eruption of the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier, the first for this volcano in nearly 200 years. Lava spewed several hundred meters in the air and several hundred people had to be evacuated. Air traffic was interrupted and fears of glacial melt ensued.
A second eruption occurred on April 14, 2010. Lava shot even hgher into the air. The resulting ash cloud spread over Europe cancelling air traffic for days. In addition several earthquakes occurred under the volcano.
PT quotes BBC news for "Just after midnight" on the 21st of March but other news reports gave "near midnight" on the 20th. Coordinates given are for the capital city but according to the BBC, "the eruption was about 120km (75 miles) east of the capital, Reykjavik."
- Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters