Indonesian Volcano Erupts-Pictures

31 08 2010

Mount Sinabung in Sumatra. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

On Sunday, Mount Sinabung on the north of Sumatra island erupted; and on Monday it erupted again.

The volcano was inactive for four centuries or four hundred years; since 1600.

It shot ash 2 km or 1.5 miles into the air.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the sky in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. The volcano that had been dormant for more than four centuries erupted for the second day in a row Monday, spewing out towering clouds of ash and forcing the evacuation of more than 21,000 people. (AP Photo/Roone Patikawa)

The eruption triggered the highest red volcano alert.

About 21,000 people left their houses because it is very dangerous to be near a volcano if it erupts.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic smoke in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. The volcano spewed hot lava and sand high into the sky early Sunday in its first eruption in 400 years causing thousands of people living around its slope to evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Hot lava and burning rocks from the volcano can burn houses, trees and everything on its way down the volcano.

Volcanic ash covered trees, plants, houses and everything in the area.

People leaving the area were also covered by ash.

Some flight to Medan and Sibolga were delayed.

Indonesia in on the Pacific Ring Of Fire.

In April, 2010 the volcanic ash from Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland closed airspace and airports all over Europe and thousands and thousands of passengers were stranded all over the world.

I wonder if Malaysian airspace and airport will be closed if the volcanic ash problems get worse …

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Volcanic ash from Mont Sinabung in Indonesia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)





Aires Flight 8520 Crash Landed On A Caribbean Island-Photos

17 08 2010

Police officers walk near the wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed in the Caribbean resort island of San Andres, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Handout/Navy Press

On Monday a Boeing 737 plane crash landed in San Andres Island, Colombia.

1 person died and 6 were seriously injured.

The plane crashed in a thunderstorm at 1:49 am.

It slided on the runway and broke apart.

The report says that the pilot’s name is Wilson Gutierrez.

He is a great pilot because he can stop the plane from hitting the airport.

The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed in the Caribbean resort island of San Andres, August 16, 2010. (AFP/ Richard Garcia)

If the plane hit the airport, more people will be killed.

It will then be a bigger disaster.

People don’t know if the aeroplane was hit by a lightning or a gust of wind.

And firefighters had stopped the beginning of fire on a wing.

It is the opposite when everybody in the Pakistani plane crash were killed.

** ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XBOG102 ** A police officer stands by a crashed plane sitting on the runaway at the airport on San Andres island in Colombia, Monday Aug. 16, 2010. The Boeing 737 operated by the airline Aires crashed on landing after departing from Bogota around midnight local time with 131 passengers. According to an Air Force official, at least one passenger died. (AP Photo/Periodico El Isleno, Richard Garcia)

The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed at San Andres island airport, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Courtesy-RCN/TVNews

The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed at San Andres island airport, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Courtesy-RCN/TVNews

The wreckage of the plane that crashed lays in pieces along the runaway at the airport on San Andres island in Colombia, Monday Aug. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Periodico El Isleno/ Richard Garcia)





Moscow Covered By Smog-Pictures

7 08 2010

A Kremlin honor guard is seen at Alexander's Garden outside the Kremlin in heavy smog covering Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The city of Moscow was shrouded Friday by a dense smog that grounded flights at international airports and seeped into homes and offices, as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continued to burn. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

The smog in Moscow is getting thicker.

Moscow is the capital of Russia.

The smog came from the wildfires and forest fires that are burning in western Russia.

This is among the forest fires that caused heavy smog in Moscow. (AFP/Artyom Korotayev)

Airborne pollutants such as carbon monoxide is at six times the normal levels.

So the Russians and the tourists need to wear masks to protect themselves.

Tourists wear protective face masks as they walk along the Red square in thick smog, with Saint Basil's Cathedral partially visible in the back, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The city of Moscow was shrouded Friday by a dense smog that grounded flights at international airports and seeped into homes and offices, as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continued to burn. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

The smog got inside the buildings in Moscow.

The State Historical Museum, on Red Square was forced to close because it couldn’t stop its smoke detectors from going off.

The smog is so thick that we can’t see very far away.

Some flights to Moscow’s Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports had been diverted to other airports.

There could also be road accidents because the drivers can’t see clearly in the thick haze.

The fires drew comment from officials and activists at international climate-change talks in Bonn, Germany.

There are natural disasters all over the world.

Russia is burning and Pakistan is drowning.

I think the people in Moscow should avoid going outside because the thick smog can cause accidents and the air quality is very low.

St. Basil's Cathedral, left, and the Kremlin, right, are seen as tourists walk through thick smog on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

Tourists walking along Red Square in heavy smog, Friday , August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin.

A tourist taking photos in heavy smog in Red Square in central Moscow, Friday, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

A fire fighter attempts to extinguish a forest fire near the village of Dolginino in the Ryazan region, some 180 km (111 miles) southeast of Moscow, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Over the last 24 hours, firefighters have extinguished 293 fires, but 403 others have been spotted while more than 500 have continued to rage over large swathes of countryside, some of them out of control, the Emergencies Ministry said. (AP Photo)





Stranded Passengers At Airports in Europe-Photos

19 04 2010
At Frankfurt airport

Camp beds in the transit area of the Frankfurt airport, Germany.

A stranded passenger reading a newspaper at Barcelona airport on April 18 ,2010.

Passengers queue at the airport of Prat Llobregat, near of Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 18, 2010. All flights in and out of Barcelona's El Prat and 16 other Spanish airports have been grounded due to a plume of volcanic ash drifting across Europe emanating from a volcanic eruption near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland. The volcanic ash is a hazard to jet aircraft engines, causing the cancellation of many flights over the European airspace. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Jenna Suttmeier , 21, right, and Shannon Grossman, 20, left, from Seattle, United States, play volleyball as they wait for their flight to Madrid at the Son Sant Joan Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Spain's airport authority has closed 12 airports as the ash cloud emerging from an Icelandic volcano reaches the north of the country. (AP Photo/Manu Mielniezuk)

A passenger making a phone call at an empty arrival hall in

Passengers enjoing the sun near the departures area at the Sant Joan airport on April 18, 2010.

Passengers enjoing the sun near the departures area at the Sant Joan airport on April 18, 2010.

Marc Fournier and his family wait for a flight to Geneva, Switzerland, at Barajas Airport, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 18, 2010. Around 16 other Spanish airports have been grounded due to a plume of volcanic ash drifting across Europe emanating from a volcanic eruption near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland. The volcanic ash is a hazard to jet aircraft engines, causing the cancellation of many flights over European airspace. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

Fruits and drinks distributed to stranded passengers at the Frankfurt airport.

The volcano eruption under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland caused closed airports and airspace in Europe.

Millions of passengers had been stranded in airports around the world.

Nobody knows when they can reach home.

Please click here for the list of airport and airspace status as of 2030 GMT Sunday.

They sleep, read and even play volleyball in the airport.

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        Latest List Of Airspace And Airlines Affected/Closed as of 2130 GMT on Friday

        17 04 2010

        Please click here for the the updated list of airspace and airport closed as of 1942 GMT Saturday.

        Reuters reported that Eurocontrol said on Friday that lots of flights are cancelled because of the volcanic ash from Iceland.

        This is a disaster.

        The ash was expected to spread further south and east, Eurocontrol said.

        Eurocontrol is the European aviation control agency.

        Here is a list of countries affected as of 2130 GMT on Friday:

        AUSTRIA – Austrian airspace was closed in stages on Friday and authorities said this was likely to continue into Saturday.

        BELGIUM – Airspace closed until Saturday 0800 GMT.

        BRITAIN – English and Welsh airspace is closed until 1200 GMT on Saturday. Limited flights from Scotland and Northern Ireland and a chance of arrivals and departures at Manchester and Liverpool during the morning.

        BULGARIA – Sofia airport open but flights to Western Europe canceled.

        DENMARK – Airspace closed until Saturday 0600 GMT.

        EGYPT – Egypt canceled 15 flights to Europe on Friday, but Cairo international airport open.

        ESTONIA – Airspace closed until Saturday 2400 GMT.

        FINLAND – Airspace and airports closed until 1200 GMT on Sunday. Finnair will cancel all traffic until then.

        FRANCE – Airports across northern France, including Paris, will remain closed until 1200 GMT on Saturday.

        GERMANY – Germany’s airspace and all 16 of its airports will be closed until 1200 GMT.

        GREECE – Greek airports were operating on Friday but about 85 flights to Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and the Czech Republic were canceled.

        HUNGARY – Hungary closed its airspace from 1700 GMT on Friday for 24 hours.

        ITALY – Rome’s Fiumicino airport canceled 34 flights to northern Europe. Alitalia canceled all flights to London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. Milan’s Malpensa airport expected to close on Saturday.

        LATVIA – Airspace closed until Saturday, 0600 GMT.

        LITHUANIA – All flights canceled and some airspace closed, but local media report air traffic control saying that airspace is technically still open.

        LUXEMBOURG – Airspace closed until 1600 GMT.

        NETHERLANDS – Airspace closed.

        NORWAY – Closed for Friday.

        POLAND – Only one airport, in the southeastern city of Rzeszow, was open after airspace over most of the country was closed.

        ROMANIA – Bucharest main airport open, although about 60 flights to and from Western Europe were canceled on Friday. Air traffic administration will close three northwestern airports from midnight GMT.

        RUSSIA – The airport in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad said it was closed to flights until at least 1700 GMT on Friday as the cloud of ash began spreading toward European parts of Russia. In Russia proper, no major airports closed so far.

        SLOVAKIA – All commercial flights from Bratislava canceled since 1300 GMT Friday. Emergency, security and some small private flights continued.

        SPAIN – Madrid airport open. Iberia has canceled all its flights to London, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Stockholm and Warsaw.

        SWEDEN – Closed for Friday.

        SWITZERLAND – Civil aviation authorities are temporarily closing Swiss airspace from midnight on Friday, when they expect the ash cloud to reach the country, until 0700 GMT on Saturday.

        UKRAINE – Kiev’s Borispol airport open. Two Ukrainian airlines canceled about 11 west-bound flights on Friday.

        SOME AIRLINES:

        BRITISH AIRWAYS – All flights canceled on Saturday.

        RYANAIR – Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier cancels flights to and from northern European countries until 1200 GMT on Monday. Affects flights to and from Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, northern France, northern Germany, Poland and the Baltic states.

        DELTA – Thirty-five flights from European Union countries to the United States canceled on Saturday.








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