Scottish Flights Cancelled Due To Icelandic Ash Cloud ; Will More European Airspace Be Closed?

24 05 2011

A Swiss tourist stands on highway one, just outside the ash fallout zone in Kirkjubaejarklaustur May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

Ash from an Icelandic volcano, the Grimsvotn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier forced the cancellation of dozens of flights to and from Scotland on Tuesday.

Last year, ash from another Icelandic volcano caused 100,000 flights to be canceled, stranding 10 million passengers and costing the industry an estimated $1.7 billion in lost revenue.

(Please click here for ‘Volcano Eruption Closed Airports In Europe’).

Norway’s airport operator said the ash cloud would cause some flight restrictions on its west coast on Tuesday and Denmark said a small area of its airspace would be closed.

Below are some of the flights affected as reported by REUTERS:

1.    Ryanair cancelled 36 flights between Scotland and cities across Europe, was told by the Irish Aviation Authority not to operate flights to Scottish airports until at least 1 p.m. (8 a.m. EDT).

 2.   British Airways said it would not operate any flights between London and Scotland on Tuesday that arrived in Scotland before 8 a.m. EDT or departed from Scotland before that time.

 3.   Flybe, EasyJet and Aer Lingus all said they were cancelling some of their flights to and from Scotland on Tuesday.

 4.    KLM, part of Air France-KLM canceled 16 flights to and from four British cities scheduled for Tuesday. Fights to and from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle would be canceled on Tuesday morning, it said.

Europe’s air traffic control organization said that if the volcanic emissions continued at the same rate, the cloud could reach western French and northern Spanish airspace on Thursday.

Map locates Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland that has started erupting.
A plane flies past smoke plume from the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland May 21, 2011. REUTERS/Olafur Sigurjonsson
A cloud of smoke and ash is seen over the Grimsvoetn volcano on Iceland on May 21.  (AFP/File)
Smoke plume rises from the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland May 21, 2011. Airlines began cancelling flights to Britain late on Monday because of an ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano reaching its airspace, although experts expected no repeat of travel chaos from an eruption a year ago. Picture taken May 21, 2011. REUTERS/Olafur Sigurjonsson
Picture shows the growing ash plume from the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland, as its eruption begins May 21, 2011. REUTERS/Ingolfur Bruun
Sequence pictures of the volcano eruption
Sequence pictures of the volcano eruption

A cloud of smoke and ash is seen over the Grimsvoetn volcano on Iceland on May 21. A plume of ash from the erupting volcano is being blown south towards Britain and could reach the airspace over mainland Europe later in the week, meteorological experts said. (AFP)
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Indonesian Tsunami And Volcano-Updated

27 10 2010

This is an update to the double disaster in Indonesia.

Debris is seen on Sipora island October 26, 2010 after a 7.5 magnitude quake hit 78 km (48 mi) west of South Pagai, one of the Mentawai islands, late on Monday. REUTERS/Handout/Special

Late Monday, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Sumatra caused a killer tsunami.

At least 113 people were killed and more than 500 people were missing.

The tsunami hit remote islands that takes about 12 hours boat trip from Padang.

Those islands are popular surfing spots.

10 villages were swept away by waves as high as 3 meters (10 feet).

On Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the tsunami, Mount Merapi in central Java erupted.

Mount Merapi

At least 25 people were killed in this disaster.

Government volcanologist Surono told AFP that they heard 3 explosions around 6 pm (1100 GMT) spewing volcanic material as high as 1.5 kilometres (one mile) and sending heat clouds down the slopes.

Thousands of people were in makeshift emergency shelters late Tuesday.

The volcano is on the highest alert level.

Mount Merapi is Indonesian most active volcano.

Scientists have warned that pressure building beneath Merapi’s lava dome could trigger its most powerful explosion in years.

If that really happens, it will cause a great disaster.

Indonesia is in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’.

A villager watches Mount Merapi in Kaliadem, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Indonesia's most volatile volcano started erupting Tuesday, after scientists warned that pressure building beneath its dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in years. (AP Photo)

A rescuer wheels a man heavily burned in the eruption of Mount Merapi at a hospital in Pakem, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Indonesia’s most volatile volcano started erupted Tuesday. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)

Villagers carry their belongings as they are evacuated from their homes on the slope of Mount Merapi, in Pakem, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. (AP Photo)

A car is covered with ash from the erupting Mount Merapi volcano at Kaliurang village in Sleman, near Indonesia's ancient city of Yogyakarta, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta





Earthquake, Tsunami And Volcano Eruption In Indonesia

26 10 2010

 

Debris is seen on Sipora island October 26, 2010 after a 7.5 magnitude quake hit 78 km (48 mi) west of South Pagai, one of the Mentawai islands, late on Monday. REUTERS/Handout/Special

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A powerful, 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that pounded villages on remote islands off western Indonesia late Monday.

At least 113 people were killed and a lot of people were missing.

Witnesses said, 10-foot (three-meter) high wave washed away hundreds of houses on Pagai and Silabu, part of the remote and sparsely populated Mentawai island chain.

On Tuesday, Mount Merapi in central Java erupted.

20 people were hurt by hot ash.

Lots of people had been evacuated from the area.

The alert level for the volcano had been raised to the highest level.

 

Mount Merapi

 

 

Mount Merapi spews volcanic smoke as seen from Balerante, Central Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Pressure building beneath a lava dome in the mouth of Indonesia's most volatile volcano could trigger one of its deadliest blasts in years, scientists warned Tuesday, as residents living along the slopes were moved to temporary camps. (AP Photo/A.K. Hendratmo)

 

 

Mount Merapi

 

 

Mount Merapi

 

 

Mount Merapi

 





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)





A Volcano Erupts In Indonesia

6 08 2010

FILE - Debris from the Mount Karangetang volcano lies on the shoulder of the mountain in Siau, part of Indonesia's Sulawesi island chain , in this July 27, 2006 file photo. Surono, a disaster official, said Mount Karangetang spewed lava and hot ash hundreds of yards (meters) into the air on Friday Aug. 6, 2010. Mount Karangetang is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. (AP Photo/Arter, File)

Mount Karangetang, a volcano in Siau, Sulawesi erupted on Friday.

Mount Karangetang is one of Indonesia’s most active volcano.

1,110 degree Fahrenheit (600 Celsius) clouds of gas and hot lava was spit out from the mountain.

Ash and hot lava destroyed houses and other buildings.

A bridge and road is badly damaged.

Four people were missing and feared dead.

Five others were hospitalized, one in critical condition.

The mountain last erupted in July 2006.

Volcano eruption is a natural disaster.





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?





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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