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May

25

2011

Iceland’s Volcanic Nightmare: new eruption causes flight cancellations

Abgelegt in Mother Earth

Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano erupted Sunday, sending an ash cloud high into the atmosphere and blanketing surrounding airspace.

Flight Cancellations
Experts believe that any form of “widespread aviation shutdown is unlikely…” says the Associated Press. This is due mainly to the fact that ash created from the volcanic eruption is falling to the Earth more quickly than its Eyjafjallajokull counter part, whose eruption created an ash cloud so large that it cost the aviation industry $1.7 billion and left nearly 10 million people stranded last year. (more…)