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Volcanoes – potential disasters hiding in full view

21 Mar 2017

The volcanic ash clouds of the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland cancelled 107 000 flights, stranded 10 million passengers and cost the airline industry alone USD 1.7 billion. But what if such an ash cloud not only stops air traffic but also hits a major city? What are the economic costs of destroyed houses, businesses and infrastructure?

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