Iceland’s revenge. Optometrist’s joke. #ashtag. Europe air travel reduced. The list goes on. So where is this volcano?
Watch this video on The Daily Telegraph’s site. Sitting here in India reading third hand reports on twitter and the local papers, this first hand images of lightning, molten lava on snow, fireballs, etc is quite breath-taking.
Here’s another slideshow from The Seattle Times.
And here’s the good news. There is a nearby volcano called Katla (like a popular Bengali fish). Four times in the past Eyja has erupted and on each of these occasions Katla also erupted a few days later. It is a much more powerful volcano. Now that Eyja has blown twice already – in March earlier and now in April – most geologists believe there would be another one in Katla.
So hold on to those train tickets a bit longer, will you?