Indonesia’s Mount Merapi Erupts Spewing Ash and Gas Miles into the Sky

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted on June 21 spewing a column of ash and gas six kilometres into the sky, according to the Associated Press. Local news reported that there were two eruptions within 15 minutes of each other. Ash was said to have “blanketed several villages on the main island of Java”. The Yogyakarta Research … Read more Indonesia’s Mount Merapi Erupts Spewing Ash and Gas Miles into the Sky

Indonesia’s most active volcano spews huge ash cloud 6,000m into the air

A huge ash cloud about 6,000m (20,000ft) high spewed into the air as Mount Merapi  near Indonesia’s cultural capital Yogyakarta erupted. Ash mixed with sand rained down on towns as far as 10km (six miles) from the belching crater, coating nearby communities with grey dust and prompting authorities to temporarily shut the international airport in … Read more Indonesia’s most active volcano spews huge ash cloud 6,000m into the air

Cordon Caulle Volcanic Fissure Erupts – Ash Cloud Reaches 10km

The Cordon Caulle volcanic fissure in Chile, which includes a chain of four volcanoes, has erupted throwing an ash cloud 10km into the air. The National Service of Geology and Mining announced on Saturday 4th June 2011 that the eruption was a code RED – moderate eruption. The eruption began just after midnight on Saturday … Read more Cordon Caulle Volcanic Fissure Erupts – Ash Cloud Reaches 10km

Grímsvötn Ash Cloud to Reach Canada by Thursday 26th May 2011

The ash plume created by the eruption of Iceland’s Grímsvötn volcano will reach Canada by Thursday 26th May 2011. The ash cloud has now reached much of Western Europe and will soon reach parts of North America. The aviation colour code is red and the current height of the ash cloud is 5km. Flights have … Read more Grímsvötn Ash Cloud to Reach Canada by Thursday 26th May 2011

Iceland: Grímsvötn Eruption “Will Not Impact Aviation for 24 Hours”

An eruption at the Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland began at 17:30 UTC on May 21st 2011. The subglacial eruption quickly broke the ice cover of the Vatnajökull glacier and created a cloud of steam and ash around 20km high. Because the prevailing winds will take the ash plume East and North, it is not expected … Read more Iceland: Grímsvötn Eruption “Will Not Impact Aviation for 24 Hours”

Aviation: Drop in Flight Numbers, Holidaymakers Stay at Home

“Figures show global airline traffic fell 2.4% in April, with flights on European carriers dropping nearly 12%”
– the International Air Transport Association