Life on Fire

Icelandic Volcanoes

Season 1, Episode 1 of 6

The 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland provoked economic chaos by paralyzing a major air traffic network for days. This eruption, however, was mild. Much more powerful volcanoes in Iceland are ready to wake up. Through spectacular aerial footage of this country, which is an accumulation of lava and ash, a maze of craters and faults, the episode tries to discern which volcano could wake up next and what the consequences of a major eruption are likely to be. Europe has come to realize that a colossal power sleeps beneath Iceland, while Icelanders for centuries have learned to live amongst their volcanoes.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
1/2/2013
10 p.m.
1/3/2013
3 a.m.
1/5/2013
4 p.m.
12/18/2013
10 p.m.
12/19/2013
3 a.m.
6/15/2016
10 p.m.
6/17/2016
3 p.m.
6/19/2016
9 a.m.
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