Flashcards in Volcanic Eruption case study- Eyjafjallajokull Deck (9):
How many families and farmers had to be evacuated?
How did people have to protect themselves against tephra?
People had to wear goggles and facemasks
What happened to water supplies?
Water supplies were contaminated by a high fluoride ash mixture
How much did airlines lose a day?
£130 million a day due to closure of travel
How long was the flight ban?
Flight ban lasted for 8 days cancelling 107,000 flights
How were Kenya affected?
Kenya exports 20% of its economy and the travel ban had a huge negative impact
What was the cost to the environment?
30,000 tonnes of CO2 was released a day into the atmosphere
How did the Red Cross help in Amsterdam?
1,500 beds were set up in Schiptol Airport to accommodate cancelled flights