News has abated since the major coverage following the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland began in mid-April. That doesn’t mean that everything is back to normal now that the eruption has subsided, however.
An article posted today (5/04/10) on reuters.com had this title: ‘Iceland volcanic ash may clog northern UK skies for days.’
The article began with this sentence: ‘Fresh ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano could cloud airspace over northern Britain for the next few days following a change in the direction of the wind, Iceland’s meteorological office said on Tuesday.
Read the full story for more details.
A related article on Reuters
An additional article was made available on reuters.com, posted 5/04/10, entitled: ‘WRAPUP 2-Ash closes Irish, UK airports; summer chaos feared.’
News from Iceland
An article posted on icenews.is dated 4/27/10 contained this information which was current on that date: ‘The volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull is currently around 1/10 of the size it was during the first few days and the ash clouds surrounding the volcano appear to be slowly decreasing. Those mainly affected are farmers in the immediate area located just to the south of the volcano crater. This is where the majority of volcanic ash has fallen and consequently acres of farmland and this year’s crops have been damaged.’
See the full story here: ‘Iceland volcano facts and how it affects daily life.’
Posted on IceNews, News for the Nordics on 5/03/10: Keflavik International Airport is making preparations for the extra flight schedules that will commence over the following summer months in time for the influx of travelers to Iceland. Read the full story here: ‘Summer flight schedule preparations in Iceland after volcano closures.’
56 Iceland volcano pictures
An article was posted on icenews.is on 4/29/10 entitled: ‘Iceland volcano picture shows eruption in all its glory.’
Included in the article is a link to 56 photos: ‘A recent set of Iceland volcano pictures taken by Icelandair pilot, Mr Petursson, show both the first and second volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull from the air and the surrounding area. Amongst the pictures taken are aerial shots of the plume during a commercial flight to The Westman Islands, just 30 km away from the volcano before airspace was restricted. Petursson has published these impressive photos on his website.’ To see the 56 photos, click here.
The eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland which began in mid-April has had a major effect on travel and the economy in large sections of the world. It appears that although the problems are diminishing, they haven’t totally disappeared.
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