The Impacts of Eyjafjallajokull

The Impacts of Eyjafjallajökull Eyjafjallajökull is one of the smaller glaciers in Iceland. There is a volcano on its icecap and on March 20 and April 14, it erupted. The second eruption was twenty times more powerful than the first and the ash produced affected European airplane traffic significantly. 1. A RECAP OF MAJOR VOLCANIC ACTIVITY IN THE PAST YEAR: Mount Etna had an ash eruption on April 8th. There are 19 ongoing eruptions, from Italy to Mexico. Eyjafjallajökull has been the most disruptive this year. 2. ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES IN EUROPE: The eruption caused the worst airline shutdown since 9/11. 8 mittron passengers stuck in terminals. 1®®.000.,manin flights canceled. Cost to all airlines is over $1.7 billion Cost to British Airways: $31 million per day. $1.7B $10B easyJet FLY CHEAPER EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL 9/11 Cost to BRITISH AIRWAYS Many European IBERIA¡ Europe's 6 biggest airline stocks have fallen 3-4%. AIRFRANCE/ airlines: © Lufthansa $187 million per day. Experts estimate Britain and other European countries will lose .025-.05% of their GDP. THIS COULD INCREASE TO 1% Of GDP IF THE ASH CLOUDS PERSIST. 3. OTHER AREAS AFFECTED: OIL Price per barrel dropped $4. Lost $130 million per day in canceled international flights. KENYA Threw away 10 million flowers to be exported. ITALY Lost $14 million per day in produce exports. BMW Halted production of 7,000 cars. Stock fell .7%. NISSAN Halted production of 2,000 cars 4. IT'S STILL NOT AS BAD AS KRAKATOA: The explosion in 1883 was equivalent to 10,000 atomic bombs. 5. A COMPARISON OF RECENT NATURAL DISASTERS: 2010 Haiti Earthquake $11.2 billion in damages $9.9 billion already pledged in support 230,000 causalities 1,000,000 homeless 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake Deadliest earthquake to hit Italy since 1980 $16 billion in damages 309 causalities · 100,000 people homeless 2009 Australian Black Saturday Brushfires Over 400 brushfires $1 billion in insurance claims · The rebuild will boost the country's GDP by .4% 173 causalities Design by Jason Powers Sources: - A0763388.html<emid-63 - -,1518,689883,00.html

The Impacts of Eyjafjallajokull

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If you stubbed your tongue against your teeth trying to pronounce “Eyjafjallajokull,” you’re not alone. The impossible-to-spell glacier in Iceland made headlines last year when the volcano on it...


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