[iceland, 500-metre-long fissure along eyjafjallajökull glacier. all photos via CBS News]
it seems like we don’t hear much about iceland: the last thing i heard about iceland was during a class lesson (fishing is its main industry), and the only icelandic person ive probably ever seen is bjork. (this could of course just be due to geographical location sealed by my own ignorance.)
so two eruptions in less than a month on 20 march and then 20 times stronger on 14 april,
in nearly 200 years,
pushing smoke, steam and ash 30,000 feet up and melting ice, raising sea levels almost 3 metres;
forcing hundreds to flee flash floods and thousands of flights cancelled across the atlantic-
it is stunning news.
there’s also satellite images from NASA and the ESA.