Risk of volcano ash flood in Eyjafjallajökull volcano

Almannavarnir in Iceland did send out this warning earlier tonight. There is a heavy rain going over south of Iceland. This means that there is a risk of ash floods from south side of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. As that area is still covered in heavy ash after the last year eruption. People traveling in this area is advised to monitor the news or the website vegagerdin.is and vedur.is for more information. The area in the most risk of flooding is Þórsmörk and other rivers that come from Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The most heavy rain is forecast to start from 22:00 UTC and last until 12:00 UTC on 22 April 2011. But this forecast can change without any warning at all. So it is important to monitor the weather forecast for changes.

News about this in Icelandic. Use Google translate if you want to solve a puzzle.

Varað við vatnavöxtum undir Eyjafjallajökli (Icelandic, sunnlenska.is)
Varað við vatnavöxtum á Suðurlandi (Icelandic, Rúv)
Vara við úrkomu og vatnavöxtum (Icelandic, mbl.is)

4 Replies to “Risk of volcano ash flood in Eyjafjallajökull volcano”

  1. Jón,
    Thanks for the update.
    It amazes me the fact that volcanoes can still be destructive long after they’ve last erupted.
    That happened in Colombia, with Ruiz, and is happening now with lahars from Merapi, in Indonesia, and also a threat from Eyjafjallajökull.
    Is it technically correct to call Eyjaf’s “ash flood” a lahars, like Merapi’s, or what is the difference?

    1. I just didn’t remember the name of this type of event (when ash floods). But I am just going to use it.

      I am not sure of the difference in this case.

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