When volcanoes give vent, there may be little or no time to get out of the way. The best thing to do, when living near a volcano, is to learn everything there is to know about volcanoes and emergency preparedness.
Although volcanism is a complex phenomenon, the image that comes to mind most often when in hearing the word volcano is a conical mountain spitting through the top crater, ash, lava and hot rocks. We Europeans look more like volcanic eruptions on an exotic phenomenon: there are active volcanoes in Hawaii, the Philippines, in Indonesia … places apart from this, right? Yes, but there are in Europe, and some are unsettling vivid.
UPDATE 12.45 Icelandic airspace was closed temporarily on Sunday morning. "Keflavik Airport, our main international airport is closed. The airspace is closed," he told AFP spokeswoman Esau Hjordis Gudmundsdottir, shortly before 09.00 GMT (12.00 GMT). This measure would be valid, at least in the next hours, "according to spokeswoman, who said that a new announcement will be made at 12.00 GMT (15.00 GMT).
Iceland’s air space is closed temporarily, after the cloud of ash rose up to 20 km above the country.
The warning is based on a five-day forecast, but is treated with caution because of uncertainties about how the eruption will evolve.
Authorities say that the risk of European and transatlantic air traffic was affected in the next 24 hours is small, considering the winds northwards resulting ash. But there is the possibility that winds from the northwest to take the ashes to Europe.
Icelandic eruption Grímsvötn flights will not affect the rest of Europe in the next 24 hours, but will arrive in Scotland on Tuesday and Thursday in France and Spain, according to air safety organization Eurocontrol, informs AFP.
Europe went on alert again: GRIMSVOEN, the most active volcano in Iceland erupted down Saturday night.Authorities temporarily closed the airspace.
Even if the cloud does not threaten the continent at the moment, experts warn that if the intensity is maintained in the days following the eruption, volcanic ash could reach over Scotland Tuesday and Thursday over France and Spain.
UPDATE cloud of ash resulting from volcanic eruption in Iceland reaches Grimsvoetn north of Scotland on Tuesday and could affect western France and northern Spain on Thursday warned Sunday air safety organization Eurocontrol European, according to AFP.
Grimsvoetn Volcano in Iceland has started its largest eruption in the last century, on Saturday afternoon, forcing the cancellation of domestic flights and the closure of all four international airports, on Sunday evening.
According to Icelandic Met Office, caused the eruption ash cloud reached more than 12 miles high, on Saturday night.