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1

When did the eruption start

March 2010

2

Where did it occur

The E-15 glacier
125 km south of Reykjavik

3

Which plates did it happen on

Eurasian and North American

4

What type of boundary were they on

Constructive plates (Plates moving apart)

5

When did the eruption become dangerous

mid April

6

How many flights cancelled

over 100,000

7

What was the damage worth

over £1 billion

8

Other impacts

Fresh Food imports stopped
Many people stranded
Events were cancelled
The sun was blocked out due to the ash
Crops damaged
Water contaminated with fluoride
Places were flooded from the melting glacier

9

Were there any good impacts from the eruption

Yes, it is now a tourist attraction

10

Which airlines sent planes to help stranded people

Ryanair and Thomas Cook

11

What did insurance companies do to help

Cut down premiums

12

What did Iceland do with other volcanoes afterwards

Monitored them 24/7

13

What did the emergency services do

Sent in people to evacuate and stopped important places from being flooded