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 Eldfell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although plagued by poor water supplies and piracy during much of its history, Heimaey became the most important centre of the Icelandic fishing industry, having one of the few good harbours on the southern side of the country, and being situated in very rich fishing grounds.
The evacuation was necessary because lava flows were already moving slowly into the eastern side of town, and the whole of the small island was threatened by the likelihood of heavy ash fall.
The recovery and reconstruction of Heimaey was paid for by all Icelanders via a hypothecated sales tax, as well as through international aid totalling 2.1 million US Dollars, primarily from Denmark but with substantial contributions from the USA and several international organisations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eldfell   (3142 words)

 TIME Fast Forward: Rock of Ages
Heimaey residents 18 km away watched its violent three-and-a-half-year-long birth, which at one period created a column of ash and steam 6 km high.
Heimaey's life depends on fishing — the 40-ship fleet is one of the most important in Iceland —; and the lava was moving inexorably toward the harbor channel.
While Heimaey may not offer the sophistications of metropolitan life, it does boast a superb l8-hole golf course in the bowl of one extinct volcano, and gridlocked traffic is certainly not a problem, although the town proudly erected its first set of traffic lights recently.
www.time.com /time/europe/specials/ff/trip1/heimaey.html   (1079 words)

 Eldfell, Heimaey, Iceland
The 1973 Heimaey eruption started on 23 January with the opening of a 1600 m long fissure on the east side of the island, about 400 m east of the outskirts of the town.
The island of Heimaey with the growth of the island in 1973, the location of the eruptive fissure, and the location of Eldfell, the 1973 cone.
Eldfell ("fire mountain" in Icelandic) is a volcano on the island of Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago 15 miles (25 km) south of Iceland.
notendur.centrum.is /~edda/heimaey1.html   (705 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Heimaey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Heimaey (pronounced HAY-mah-ay or IPA {{IPA[ˈheɪmaeɪ]}}) is the largest island (13.4 km²) in the Vestmannaeyjar cluster, approximately 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the south coast of Iceland.
From there she bought her way back to Iceland through Tunisia, Italy and Denmark—Iceland was then under Danish rule.
On 22 January 1973 at around one in the morning a volcanic eruption of the mountain Eldfell began on Heimaey.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Heimaey   (519 words)

 Volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar 1973
Aircraft from all these landed on Heimaey, for it was good flying weather, and during the night 300 people, mostly the sick and aged, were transported to Reykjavík by air.
Thus it may be reckoned that about 5,000 people were evacuated from Heimaey on the first night of the eruption, most of them by boat.
Heimaey had previously been some 12 square kilometres, but had extended to 14,5 square kilometres after the eruption.
www.eyjar.is /eyjar/eruption.html   (1061 words)

 Heimaey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Heimaey ("Home Island") is the largest of the Westman Islands at ~6 km in length.
Heimaey town and its harbor are very important for one of Iceland's largest industries, the fish industry.
Heimaey is also home to millions of puffins, which arrive there in the summer to breed.
www.geo.umn.edu /orgs/umgs/Pictures/iceland/heimaey.html   (178 words)

 folding - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about folding
These weaknesses or faults are exploited by rivers and other agents of erosion, and are more easily broken down than unfractured rock.
Some of the lava from the 1973 eruption of Helgafell, a volcano on the Icelandic island of Heimaey, was distorted as it flowed from the cone.
Pressure from movements of the Earth caused it to bend; as the lava cooled and solidified, the curves and folds were preserved.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /folding   (423 words)

- The Eldfell volcano lies on the island of Heimaey, which is just South of the main island of Iceland.
Remarkably, those who stayed back were able to keep the lava from destroying a large part of the town by using pumps and hoses to spray seawater on the advancing lava flows (Morgan, 2000).
There was very little wind to blow the ash and tephra over large areas and the lava flows from the fissure flowed away from the town for the most part.
www.u.arizona.edu /~ohurd/Eldfell1.html   (302 words)

 Eldfell Volcano
This is what the residents of Heimaey, an island off the coast of Iceland, experienced on the night of January 23, 1973.
On the morning of Tuesday, 23rd January 1973, at 1.55.a.m., an eruption began from a 1600-metre fissure on the eastern side of Heimaey in the Westman Islands.
Aircraft from all these landed on Heimaey, for it was good flying weather, and during the night 300 people, mostly the sick and aged, were transported to Reykjavik by air.
iceland.ednet.ns.ca /search.htm   (818 words)

 CVO Menu - Iceland Volcanoes and Volcanics
The island of Heimaey, 20 kilometers to the north, was the site of dramatic eruptions in 1973 during which lava flows partially overran the town of Vestmannaeyjar.
The 1973 eruption on Heimaey was also the second major eruption (the other being Surtsey) definitely known to have occurred in Vestmannaeyjar since the settlement of Iceland in the ninth century, although there is evidence of a submarine eruption in the archipelago in September 1896.
Except for the main island of Heimaey, all the islets in the archipelago are composed of Holocene (geologically recent; that is,less than 10,000 years old) basalts, and, except for Surtsey, the islets are bounded by high sea cliffs and extend out of the sea as a series of stacks.
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /Volcanoes/Iceland/description_iceland_volcanics.html   (2149 words)

 The 1973 eruption on Heimaey island, Iceland
Heimaey is the largest island of the Vestmannaeyjar ("Westman Islands") archipelago, south of the SSW coast of Iceland.
The distance of Heimaey from the nearest spot on the "mainland" is about 10 km.
Heimaey is the most complex of the islands.
boris.vulcanoetna.com /Heimaey.html   (2025 words)

 Destination: Iceland
It happened in 1973 on the island of Heimaey, when a supposedly extinct volcano showered the island with 33 million tons of lava and ash.
Once in Heimaey, there are twice-daily bus tours that skirt the city and its volcanic fields, now considered safe.
While Heimaey has had two decades to recover from its meltdown, back on the mainland, the Vatnajokool Glacier has had just 16 months.
www-cgi.cnn.com /TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/9801/iceland/volcanoes.html   (410 words)

 CVO Website - Heimaey 1973 Eruption, Iceland
The 1973 eruption on Heimaey was also the second major eruption (the other being Surtsey) definitely know to have occurred in Vestmannaeyjar since the settlement of Iceland in the ninth century, although there is evidence of a submarine eruption in the archipelago in September 1896.
The 1973 eruption began just before 1 a.m., January 23, on the eastern side of Heimaey, approximately 1,100 yards from the center of town.
Within 6 hours after the eruption began, nearly all of Heimaey's 5,300 residents had been evacuated safely to the mainland.
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /Volcanoes/Iceland/Publications/ManAgainstVolcano/heimaey_1973_eruption.html   (904 words)

 Heimaey, Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Island of Heimaey, in the Vestmann Islands off the south coast of Iceland, consists of two parts.
The southern part of the island is made up of Helgafell (a prehistoric cinder cone) and Eldfell (1973 cinder cone) and their associated lava flows.
Cinders and ash soon covered much of the evacuated town of 5000 inhabitants, and the thick blocky lava flow nearly closed off the harbor entance.
users.bendnet.com /bjensen/volcano/atlantic/iceland-heimaey.html   (118 words)

 Melody Maker - 26 September 1981
Police cars and fire trucks raced around the streets, sirens wailing; people dashed from house to house to awaken their neighbours; and within minutes of the eruption, entire families had abandoned all their belongings to be shunted on to boats in the harbour taking them to the mainland.
Later, planes and helicopters converged on the town to speed the rescue operation, and the entire population of Heimaey was evacuated to Reykjavik in hours, save for rescue workers and screaming animals.
Eight years on the people are back in Heimaey, the harbour is bigger and better, the town has been rebuilt, and the houses will be heated for the next 50 years from the still-warm lava.
www.visi.com /fall/news/iceland.html   (2788 words)

 Museums in iceland. Lifestyle in iceland. Heritage in iceland.
The largest island is called Heimaey and is the only one of the islands that is inhabited.
An eruption on Heimaey in 1973 destroyed 417 houses and the island needed to be evacuated durring the night.
At Hamarinn, on western Heimaey, there is a monument to Jón Vigfússon, who in 1928, scaled what is considered an unclimbable vertical cliff after his boat stranded, thereby saving the lives of his comrades as well as his own.
www.randburg.com /is/throvest   (689 words)

 Heimaey: Location of Heimaey
A volcanic archipelago called the Westmann Islands is located about 10km south of Iceland.
Heimaey is the largest northernmost island in the Westmann archipelago, with its main town, Vestmannaeyjar; the only inhabited area.
The undersea mountain chain, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge approaches Iceland through the Reykjanes ridge and continues to the north.
learnware.uwaterloo.ca /is303a/design/s2001/Volcano/Heimaey/Heimaey_7_Location.htm   (174 words)

 Iceland 1999 - Goin' down south - Worldtraveller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It’s a notoriously queasy three hour run to Heimaey, the largest and only inhabited Westman Island, but on the day we went, it was calm, sunny and warm.
The first permanent settler arrived on Heimaey in the eighth century, and the island has been inhabited ever since.
Intermittent droughts, and the regular loss of men to the sea while they work, have hampered the island’s development, while a pirate raid in 1627 claimed half the population, and almost eradicated the settlement.
www.world-traveller.org /mw/index.php/Iceland_1999_-_Goin'_down_south   (676 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
What makes the runtur unique in Heimaey is that is not restricted to the young.
The harbour town itself it a basically a grid of streets but the scenery is breathless as large cliff faces dominate the horizon alongside a volcano that still steams from its most recent eruption.
Worthy champions, Heimaey is in a league of its own in the runtur stakes.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=12449337&postID=112222788934501621   (237 words)

 TrekEarth | Heimaey port Photo
The Vestmann islands are an archipelago of 13 small jagged and inhospitable islands, located at the south-west of Iceland.
Heimaey is the principal island and its 5300 inhabitants live intensive fishing.
The port is the first fishing port of Iceland and provides 12% of national fish exports.
www.trekearth.com /gallery/Europe/Iceland/photo104070.htm   (378 words)

 Heimaey - museums, views (Iceland)
We had two full days - 48 hours - on Heimaey, and were lucky to have good weather the whole time.
There's also a film centre, showing films about the island, though that looks like a wet-weather activity, and it's possible to take a plane flight to look at the island of Surtsey, which appeared in 1963.
If I were visiting Heimaey again, I might catch the bus and ferry one way and fly the other, both for variety and to save a little time.
danny.oz.au /travel/iceland/heimaey-museums.html   (462 words)

As the ferry backs into the its slip under its own power, we're treated to a vista of the town of Heimaey, and see the cones of Eldfell and Helgafell on the southeastern skyline.
This commercial photo (from an unknown source) shows the town of Heimaey in the snow, with the cinder cones of Eldfell and Helgafell on the skyline.
The distance from the ferry terminal to the guesthouse can't be more than a couple of blocks, but we aren't quite sure where we're going so the lead van stops to look at a map on a wall.
wc.pima.edu /~dshakel/Iceland99/s99islandreport-3.html   (2340 words)

 Itinerary for the Iceland Puffin Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Later, board a large ferry for the three hour ride to Heimaey, the small island setting for Bruce McMillan's Nights of the Pufflings, in the unique and beautiful Westmann Islands.
Near Heimaey, the ferry will pass close to the sea cliffs which harbor thousands of puffins.
Later in the evening, see a prize-winning film documentary of Heimaey's 1973 volcanic eruption, "Days of Destruction," detailing the terror of the volcano that you climbed earlier.
www.bookadventures.com /iceitin.html   (841 words)

 Icelandic Kids Save Befuddled Puffins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Summary Iceland is home to one of the world's largest colonies of puffins, and every August millions of newborn puffins leave their burrows in the cliffs of Heimaey to fly off over the north Atlantic.
When that happens, it's time for the children of Heimaey to launch the Puffin Patrol—basically a search and rescue operation for the befuddled birds, which, instead of flying out to sea, fly into town where they crash-land and end up on the streets.
When a bird is spotted, children rush to scoop it up and bring it in off the "mean streets" of Heimaey for the night.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2002/08/0812_020812_TVpuffin.html   (730 words)

 Heimaey / Ollie Bray's Weblog / Exc-el weblogs / Exc-el community / Home - Exc-el :: promoting excellent teaching in ...
For example an alternative of a newspaper report could be a web page, a podcast, a PowerPoint presentation, a professional poster, a mindmap, a leaflet, a cartoon strip etc. I think that by giving students a choice we may be able to increase motivation.
I have written a brief outline of the lesson and the ICT usage for the ICT in Education weblog.
Suzanne was in Edinburgh today at an Access conference and I am looking forward to hearing how she got on.
www.exc-el.org.uk /content/index.php/main/exc_el_community/exc_el_weblogs/ollie_bray_s_weblog/heimaey   (427 words)

 Information on Heimaey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In January of 1973, an eruption began along a 1.5 mile (2 km) long fissure not far from the center of the town of Vestmannaeyjar, near Iceland's most important fishing port.
The residents returned to rebuild their town and even used the heat from the cooling lava to construct a district heating system for the town.
Williams, R.S., and Moore, J.G., 1983, Man against volcano: the eruption on Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland; U.S. Geological Survey General Interest Publication.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/frequent_questions/grp7/europe/question391.html   (333 words)

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