GEF #15: Icelandic Volcano

This week its the troublesome volcano found in the rather memorably named Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland.

As most of you should know, this volcano’s ash has steadily been creeping over the whole of North Europe spreading its ashy goodness across it, closing airports and causing travel chaos for a wide number of people.

Airport authorities and other people in the know seem to think everything will be back to normal by Sunday/Monday but due to this being a volcano and the meddlesome nature of the winds above the UK and Northern Europe, it may be even longer, not that school kids are complaining mind you…


A delicious Wikiquote for you:

The 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull were a series of major volcanic  events that occurred at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. Seismic activity started at the end of 2009, and led to a volcanic eruption on 20 March 2010. A later eruption from 14 April 2010 led to widespread disruption of air travel in Europe from 15 April, affecting the travel plans of millions of passengers.


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