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What made it a disaster?

Impacted the soil of the surrounding area which affected livestock.
Ash cloud which affected flights in Europe - over 95,000 flights were affected. But there were no deaths or human fatalities. There were only economic losses associated with flight cancellations - airports lost around 80m

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Park's model - relief

None was required

3

Park's model - reconstruction

There wasn't really any substantial damage.

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Magnitude

2 VEI

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Capacity of the population to cope

Developed country, ver un-densely populated country.

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Hazard

Melting of large amounts of ice, 750 tonnes of magma ejected every second, flooding from silting up of rivers and melting of 150m thick ice cap.

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Areal extent

Ash went 30,000 ft into the air - all across Europe

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Source - British geological society

Written by Dr Sue Loughlin and Dr Brian Baptie on 16 May 2010 - reliable...

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Source - Geography in the News (article)

Written on the 20th April 2010

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Source - website - volcano.oregonstate.com

Reliable written by uni researchers and thus experts.

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Park's model - pre-disaster

Iceland volcano had swollen flanks for 11 weeks.
Volcanologists were documenting the events before it happened.
(Guardian)