Eyjafjallajökull (Iceland): eruption continues, airspace over Europe closed due to volcanic ash
Sunday Apr 18, 2010 08:34 AM |
The ash cloud on the morning of 17 April
The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano increased over the past days, sending a huge ash cloud drifting at elevantions between 2-10 km over large parts of Europe, forcing nearly all airports in central, northern and parts of southern Europe to be closed for several days, to an extent that has not been known in the history of commercial air traffic.
Tens of thousands of planes - most planes to and within Europe - have been cancelled, causing unprecedented chaos for people travelling all over.
In the meanwhile, we are proud to present a set of new photos
of the ash cloud on the glacier taken by our new team member Jorge Santos who is currently at the eruption site.
Friday, Apr 16, 2010
The ash clouds of the erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano already cover big areas of western Europe causing 60% of airports being closed. There are the main airports of England and Germany affected.
Thursday, Apr 15, 2010
The glacial eruption at Eyjafjallajökull volcano is intensifying. Large amounts of ash are blown into the atmosphere and drift over parts of northern Europe where many flight routes for jet planes have been closed.
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010
On Wednesday 14 April, Eyjafjallajokull volcano has started to erupt again, this time from a location near the summit under the glacier. Commercial aircraft reported seeing steam plumes rising from the glacier. A likely consequence could be massive melting of ice and resulting flash floods from underneath the glacier (so called jökullaups)
The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano has calmed down or even ended over the past days. However, during the night of 13-14 April, intense seismic activity beneath the glacier have triggered a new alarm about a possible new eruption. According to news articles, 800 people have been evacuated from the area.
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010
On the evening of 31 March, a new, approx. 300 m long eruptive fissure has openend east of the existing active fissure and is feeding 7 new lava flows.