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.
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.
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 …
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.
Will the volcanic ash close European airports again?
My father’s friend, Mr Steve McEwan still cannot get back to United Kingdom.
But the airspace is already opened.
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.
This is a disaster especially to the stranded passengers.
The eruption of the volcano near the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland send volcanic ash to Europe airspace.
This is a disaster.
Lots of countries in Europe close their airspace because it is too dangerous.
If the volcanic ash get into the plane’s engines, the engines can shut down by themselves.
I got this list from CNN.
Full closure from 4:30 p.m. CET Thursday
Closed until at 7 p.m. BST Friday
Closed until 2 a.m. CET Saturday
All airspace closed
Some flights landing in Paris, no takeoffs
Nine airports closed including Frankfurt and Berlin
Airspace closed until 3 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) Saturday
Airspace closed until further notice
From 7 p.m. CET Thursday
Parts of the airspace open Friday
Until 6 p.m. CET, except Krakow
To open limited airspace in north from 3 p.m CET Friday