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General facts

-developed country
-small population of 320,000


What happened?

-Eyjafjallajokull erupted in March 2010 for the first time in 190 years
-ash plume generated affected much of Europe - over 20 countries
-no direct deaths



-massive impact on air travel; more than 100,000 flights were disrupted, leading to over £1 billion in losses
-imports and exports into Europe also affected (air freight accounts for 25% of UK's trade by value)
-Japanese car production ceased because they ran out of a part (a critical sensor) that was made in Ireland
-African producers of perishable goods e.g. folowers, vegetables, fruit, had losses of US$65 million according to the World Bank because they couldn't be exported