Iceland volcano brings chaos to Europe

Not only is flying ash over Europe causing air traffic disruptions, about 800 people have been forced to evacuate their homes around the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in southern Iceland because the flooding cut roads. A huge cloud of ash from the 2nd major eruption in less than a month blew eastwards and closed major airports more than 1700 km away in London. The volcano on the Eyjafjallajokull glacier erupted just after midnight on Wednesday.

The ash is about 8-10km in the air and cannot been seen from the ground. But experts say it’s a danger to jet engines and restricts visibility.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-T_jnRycM&feature=player_embedded

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One Comment on “Iceland volcano brings chaos to Europe”

  1. 1baltic1bullet Says:

    Well if you compare 800 people and 16 000 cancelled flights (200 passengers each) plus economic results, we can say that Iceland is starting to get on our nerves…

    http://1baltic1bullet.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/iceland-volcano-end-of-the-world/#comment-59


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