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)





Volcanic Ash Closed Airports Again

4 05 2010

Ireland, Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands and Faeroe Island closed their airports again for a few hours on Tuesday.

The volcanic ash from the volcano under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier was blown to their airspace again.

Irish airspace was closed from 0600 GMT to 1200 GMT Tuesday.

Last month the volcanic ash closed most airports in Europe for a few days.

Passengers were stranded all over the world.

Will the volcanic ash close European airports again?





European Airspace Opens But Passengers Are Still Stranded

22 04 2010

My father’s friend, Mr Steve McEwan still cannot get back to United Kingdom.

But the airspace is already opened.

Please click for European airspace developments as of 1942 GMT April 21, 2010.

The earliest he can fly home on Emirates airline will be on April 30, 2010.

His actual flight was on April 16, 2010.

He had been stranded in Kuala Lumpur for 7 days and has to wait for another 8 days to fly home!

The volcanic ash from under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier caused European airspace to be closed for 5 days.

So, when the airspace is open on Wednesday millions of people tried to get home.

It needs a lot of plane trips to get everybody home.

So some stranded passenger are still stranded even when the European airspace is now opened.

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)

This is a disaster especially to the stranded passengers.





Photos-Life Around Eyjafilljallajokull Glacier After Volcano Eruption

21 04 2010

Black ash cloud rising in the background of a farm building in Drangshild 2 at Eyjafjoll.

This photo looks so spooky like a spooky photo from a scary film or storybook.

The volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier sends ash into the air Saturday, April 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti)

Amazing!

This aerial image shows the crater spewing ash and plumes of grit at the summit of the volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier Saturday April 17, 2010. Icelandic scientists warned that volcanic activity had increased and showed no sign of abating . (AP Photo/Arnar Thorisson/Helicopter.is)

So far nobody knows when will the eruption stops …

I hope that there will not be a bigger eruption.

Ash covers bags of hays on a farm in Hrutafell in Eyjafjoll on April 18. 2010.

Ash covers the grounds on the farms around the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier.

The farmers have to work hard to clean their farms.

The ash can be dangerous to the farmers and their animals.

In some places people have to wear masks and glasses.

Men work to remove volcanic ash from the roof of a house, in Seljavellir, 140 kilometers (86 miles) from Reykjavík, Iceland, Sunday, April 18, 2010.  (AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti )

The ash has to be removed from the roof to avoid the roof from collapsed.

Spooky black ash cloud in the background on April 18,2010.

The black ash cloud blocks the sun light in some area in Iceland.

This makes day as dark as night.

The black ash cloud makes day as dark as night time in Drangshild 2 near Eyjafjoll on April 17, 2010.

I read and wrote about stranded passenger at airports around the world.

What about the farmers around the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier?

A natural fire works show. The eruption of the volcano under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland causing airports to close in Europe.

I think that the photos of the eruption of the volcano under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier is really beautiful.

But it caused problems to millions of people around the world!

Another amazing view of the volcanic eruption under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier, Iceland.

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Latest List Of Europe Airport And Airspace Status(2100 GMT Tuesday)

21 04 2010

Please click here for the latest list as of 1942 GMT Wednesday.

I am very happy that more and more stranded passengers are going home.

More airports and airspace are now open in Europe.

But it will take time to get everybody home.

Here is a list of countries as of 2100 GMT on Tuesday and their airspace status:

* Denotes new or updated item

AUSTRIA – Airspace open as of 0300 GMT Monday.

BELGIUM – Belgium has begun allowing planes to land and intends to allow some flights to depart from 1200 GMT.

BOSNIA – Airports open.

* BRITAIN – Airspace reopened at 2100 GMT.

BULGARIA – All airspace and airports open.

CZECH REPUBLIC – Airspace and airports open as of 1000 GMT on Monday. Situation to be re-assessed at 1000 GMT on Wednesday.

DENMARK – Will open most airspace from 0000 GMT Wednesday until at least 0600 GMT, opening up for traffic from Copenhagen and four other airports

ESTONIA – Airspace open until at least 0000 GMT Wednesday.

FINLAND – Airspace will be closed until at least 0600 GMT on Wednesday.

* FRANCE – Air France plans to run all long-haul flights on Wednesday, some flights to northern Europe remain suspended.

* GERMANY – Airspace restrictions will remain in place until 0000 GMT Wednesday.

HUNGARY – Hungarian airspace is fully open, the air traffic authority said around 0800 GMT on Tuesday.

* REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – Airspace reopened.

ITALY – Airspace has completely reopened.

LATVIA – Airspace open.

LITHUANIA – Airspace to remain open until at least 1800 GMT, when a new decision will taken.

LUXEMBOURG – Luxembourg Airport reopened at 0800 GMT, with flights due to start at 0900 GMT.

MOLDOVA – Moldova, which lies between Ukraine and Romania, resumed international flights from 0730 GMT.

MONTENEGRO – Airports open.

* NETHERLANDS – Passenger flights began on Monday. Night flights resumed on Tuesday.

NORWAY – Airport authority Avinor reopened all of Norway’s airspace for commercial traffic on Tuesday. The airspace will remain open until midnight GMT.

* POLAND – Will reopen airspace at 0500 GMT Wednesday.

ROMANIA – Airspace fully reopened.

RUSSIA – All airports open. Aeroflot is flying to the United States via the North Pole.

SERBIA – Airports open.

SLOVAKIA – Airspace and airports open as of 1240 GMT on Monday. Situation to be re-assessed at midnight GMT on Wednesday.

SLOVENIA – Slovenian airspace was opened at 1000 GMT on Tuesday. It had been partly closed since 0200 GMT Tuesday.

SPAIN – 17 airports open.

SWEDEN – Airspace open for flights north of a line stretching from Stromstad to Stockholm. High altitude flights over southern Sweden are allowed.

SWITZERLAND – Geneva and Zurich airports reopened on Tuesday morning though some flights were canceled at both.

TURKEY – All airports open. Planes flying out of the Black Sea cities of Samsun, Sinop and Zonguldak have been advised not to fly higher than 6,000 meters.

UKRAINE – Kiev’s Borispol airport open.

(Compiled by London Editorial Reference Unit)

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Latest List Of Airport And Airspace Status (2045 GMT Monday)

20 04 2010

A good news for stranded passengers!

Please click here for ‘ Stranded Passengers At Airports in Europe-Photos’

There are going to be more flights in European airspace.

More airspace and airport are now opens.

Please click here for the latest list of airport and airspace status as of 2100 GMT Tuesday.

Anyway the volcano under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier is still sending ash to European airspace.

Here is a list of countries as of 2045 GMT on Monday and their airspace status:


* Denotes new or updated item

AUSTRIA – Airspace open as of 0300 GMT Monday.

BELGIUM – Air space closed until Tuesday 0600 GMT. May then allow some planes to land and from 1200 GMT some to depart. Airlines have been allowed to bring planes back to Belgium without passengers or freight.

BOSNIA – Airports open.

BRITAIN – British airspace will start to reopen to flights from 0600 GMT Tuesday.

BULGARIA – All airspace and airports open.

CZECH REPUBLIC – Airspace and airports open as of 1000 GMT on Monday.

DENMARK – Airspace open for flights above 10,800 metres (35,500 feet). Airspace below this height closed all Monday.

ESTONIA – Airspace open from 0000 GMT to 0600 GMT Tuesday.

* FINLAND – Airspace closed until 1500 GMT Tuesday.

* FRANCE – Plans to progressively reopen airports and create air corridors from 0600 GMT. Air France will start resuming suspended flights from Tuesday.

* GERMANY – Airspace closed, with some exceptions, until at least 1200 GMT Tuesday.

HUNGARY – Airspace fully open as of 1000 GMT Monday.

IRELAND – Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, cancelled all flights to and from northern Europe until mid-Wednesday. Aer Lingus will operate full transatlantic schedule Tuesday. Aims to operate majority of European schedule after 1200 GMT. Airspace restrictions continue until 0400 GMT.

ITALY – Airspace to reopen from 0600 GMT.

LATVIA – Airspace closed at least until Monday 1800 GMT. Transit flights permitted above an altitude of 6 km.

LITHUANIA – Airspace open.

LUXEMBOURG – Airspace closed until Monday 1800 GMT.

MONTENEGRO – Airports open.

NETHERLANDS – Passenger flights left Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport from 1800 GMT Monday.

NORWAY – Air traffic open in most of Norway, including Oslo Gardermoen Airport, and looks set to stay open until midnight based on latest forecast, airport authority Avinor says. Only limited areas in northern Norway are closed for traffic.

POLAND – Four Polish airports including Warsaw and Krakow have reopened.

ROMANIA – Airspace fully reopened.

RUSSIA – All airports open. Aeroflot is flying to the United States via the North Pole.

SERBIA – Airports open.

SLOVAKIA – Eastern airspace open, as is the rest of its airspace for flights above 7,500 metres. Bratislava airport closed.

SLOVENIA – Slovenia expected another cloud of ash to reach its airspace around 1200 GMT Monday. It was then likely to close its airspace again, after opening it on Sunday night.

SPAIN – 17 airports open.

SWEDEN – Airspace open for flights north of a line stretching from the southern city of Gothenburg to Stockholm. Scandinavian Airlines resuming domestic flights in unrestricted airspace as well as flights between Stockholm and Oslo.

SWITZERLAND – Flight ban until at least 0600 GMT Tuesday. No instrument-guided flights will be allowed to land or take off at Swiss airports. Transit permitted at an altitude above 6,400 metres (21,000 feet).

TURKEY – All airports open. Planes flying out of the Black Sea cities of Samsun, Sinop and Zonguldak have been advised not to fly higher than 6,000 metres.

UKRAINE – Kiev’s Borispol airport open.

This list is from Reuters News.

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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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