The Economic & Social Impacts of Volcanoes, Positive Impacts of the…
The Economic & Social Impacts of Volcanoes
Case Study: E15 (Iceland)
14th April 2010
Ash was sent several kms into the air
The ash cloud was blown across Europe
Impacts of the Volcanic Eruption (Eventually)
Generated Income & jobs - Visitor centre
Fertile Soil - lava & ash are rich in nutrients - good for agriculture.
Impacts of the Volcanic Eruption (At the time)
Contaminated water supply
Evacuation of locals. 500 families had to leave
People had to wear gas masks
Travel chaos. 100,000 flights cancelled over 8 days.
Fresh fruit & veg could not be transported into the country
Loss of earnings as people couldn't go to work