Friday, April 16, 2010

Who Ordered The Volcano?

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland acquired Apr...Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr
Okaay, it's probably the question on every one's mind at the moment, who ordered the volcano which has caused major disruption to air travel in Europe? Although what I would rather know is who's responsible for the name, Eyjafjallajökull because it doesn't sound like a typical volcano name. Actually, I'm not an expert on volcanoes but that's because until recently I didn't need to be but everything has changed!

Flights across much of Europe are going to be severely disrupted well into Saturday because of drifting ash ejected from the volcano in Iceland. I'm writing about this because currently my partner, who was due home today, and her family are stranded in Tenerife. There's no indication how long this is expected to last either, Icelandic volcanoes tend to erupt for long periods, report the BBC. How long the current one will continue is difficult to say, but it could continue for days, even months. When the volcano at the Eyjafjallajökull glacier erupted two centuries ago, it went on for eighteen months!! Hopefully the situation changes soon but it doesn't look good because Air traffic control body Nats have just announced that flight restrictions over England and Wales would remain in place until at least 1300 BST on Saturday. Bad times!

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