Earth Science News  





.
SHAKE AND BLOW
Volcanic eruption shuts down Iceland airspace

by Staff Writers
Reykjavik (AFP) May 22, 2011
Iceland's airspace temporarily closed down early Sunday because of a violent eruption of the country's most active volcano, the airport administration Isavia said.

"The status right now is that Keflavik airport, our biggest international airport, is closing. The airspace is closing," Isavia spokeswoman Hjordis Gudmundsdottir told AFP.

The airspace closure, she said, "affects pretty much all of Iceland right now, at least for the next hours. ... Flights to and from Iceland are shutting down."

The decision came after Grimsvoetn, Iceland's most active volcano located at the heart of its biggest glacier Vatnajoekull, began erupting late Saturday, sending a plume of smoke and ash as high as 20 kilometres (12 miles) into the sky.

Winds remained fairly calm Sunday, appearing to send the ash cloud north and northeast, potentially threatening flights routed to the north of Iceland, Gudmundsdottir said.

She said a new update on the situation was set for 1200 GMT.

Saturday's eruption began just over a year after the nearby Eyjafjoell volcano erupted, shutting down large swathes of European airspace for almost a month amid fears the volcanic ash could wreak havoc on aircraft engines.




Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest



Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
SHAKE AND BLOW
New volcano eruption begins in Iceland: meteorologists
Reykjavik (AFP) May 22, 2011
The Grimsvoetn volcano under Iceland's largest glacier began erupting Saturday, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said, reporting a tall plume of smoke rising from the crater. "An eruption at Grimsvoetn has started and there's an airplane on its way there now to investigate further," Haraldur Eirkisson of the office told AFP. "There was a cloud rising up from Grimsvoetn around 1900 GMT ... read more

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  


SHAKE AND BLOW
Malaysia probes rural town after deadly landslide

UN atomic watchdog experts arrive in Japan

UN launches study of Japan's nuclear disaster: Ban

Erratic information fuels mistrust of TEPCO

SHAKE AND BLOW
Japanese protest revised school radiation limit

Better buildings for extreme climates will be focus of researcher talk

Radiation protection expert criticizes comparison of Fukushima to Chernobyl

Karlsruhe Invisibility Cloak: Disappearing Visibly

SHAKE AND BLOW
Beijing admits Three Gorges Dam problems

Sea levels set to rise by up to a metre: report

Developing solutions for water problems in Ethiopia

LSU Researchers Study Methods to Use River Sediment to Repair the Coast

SHAKE AND BLOW
Research aircraft Polar 5 returned from spring measurements in the high Arctic

Denmark plans claim to North Pole seabed: foreign minister

Ecological impact on Canada's Arctic coastline linked to climate change

Canada PM's Arctic stand 'frosty rhetoric'

SHAKE AND BLOW
Nottingham scientists reveal genetic 'wiring' of seeds

Livestock also suffer traffic accidents during transport

Patterns Of Ancient Croplands Give Insight Into Early Hawaiian Society

New method of unreeling cocoons could extend silk industry beyond Asia

SHAKE AND BLOW
Village gasps for air from ashy shadow of Iceland volcano

British Airways cancels flights due to ash cloud

Iceland volcano still spewing ash, Europe threatened

Volcano ash forces Obama to leave Ireland early

SHAKE AND BLOW
Gambia jails ex army, navy chiefs for treason

Indian drug firms use S.Africa as launch pad to continent

British PM rejects pressure on aid budget

Sudan stages new Darfur air strikes: UN

SHAKE AND BLOW
Standing up to fight

Most common form of inherited intellectual disability may be treatable

The roots of memory impairment resulting from sleep deprivation

Clubbers can smell a good nightspot


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement