Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull Still Tapping Into Earth's Mantle

Earthquakes Indicate Volcanic Activity Persists While NASA Captures Stellar Satellite Image

With a series of earthquakes occurring this week inside Eyjafjallajökull, it seems there is no end in sight for the erupting volcano. In fact, over fifty quakes have been reported since Monday morning, which prove that magma is still flowing into the volcano from the Earth's mantle.

As for the eruption, there was a slight increase in explosive activity Monday, resulting in an ash plume at times shooting up 20,000 feet. At the same time, luck would have it that NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on its Aqua satellite captured the image above. In my opinion it's the best satellite image of Eyjafjallajökull's ash plume yet.

In related news, you can now
purchase official Eyjafjallajökull ash online! An Icelandic Internet retailer by the name of is selling the ash to support the search and rescue team responsible for safekeeping and restoring work in the area.

Apparently orders have been coming in from across the world... so ummm, get your ash today!