Situation in Europe - The Eyjafjallajokull eruption (Update)
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Photographer Martin Rietze got to within 250 metres of the lava fountains to capture his stunning series of images
Lava hits the sea from the volcanic eruption between the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers, east of Iceland's capital Reykjavik
Only around an hour old, this lavaflow is falling from a steep cliff a few hundred metres from the main eruption
Lava spurts out of the site of a volcanic eruption at the Fimmvorduhals volcano near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier
Close-up: The dark cloud of smoke coming from the Icelandic crater as seen by an Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter
The plume from the Icelandic volcano - seen as a grey-brown streak drifting across the middle of the image - is visible from space. It was imaged by the Modis instruments on two Nasa satellites as it blew towards the Shetland Islands
Coating: Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University collected these particles of volcanic ash (seen here under a microscope) which fell on cars in the centre's grounds earlier today
Frozen: Ice chunks carried downstream by floodwaters caused by volcanic activity lie on the Markarfljot riverbank in Iceland yesterday
Dusty: A car in Iceland drives through the ash from the volcano
Widespread: Ash from the erupting volcano sweeps in an arc across the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and Russia in this image from NASA yesterday
Spectacular: A satellite image of the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland
A man surveys what is left of the main Icelandic coastal road after it was washed away by flood water following the volcano eruption
Around 800 people have had to be evacuated and 70 tourists were rescued after they were trapped by the rising flood waters
Spectacular: Plumes of smoke shoot up from a volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland today which has erupted for the first time in 200 years
The Eyjafjallajokull eruption is the second in less than a month and has seen hundreds of international flights cancelled
Workers have been forced to smash holes through roads in Iceland to allow the surging flood water to escape out to sea
Part of the glacier has melted under the ferocious temperatures causing the flood swell to pour down the mountain
Experts are concerned the recent eruption could trigger another more powerful one from the nearby Katla volcano
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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:40:13 +0530
Subject: FW: Air ports closed due to volcanic eruptions
This is for your information…..
European countries close airspace due to volcanic ash
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Air traffic remained seriously disrupted across Europe Sunday as a cloud of ash released from Iceland's volcanic eruption forced many countries to close their airspace.
Following is a list of airspace disruptions across the continent.
AUSTRIA: Austria to reopen its airspace Monday at 0400 GMT.
BELGIUM: Belgium has extended closure of its airspace until 0600 GMT Monday, but in, but indicated some flights possible on Monday.
BOSNIA: Airspace to partially reopen from 1800 GMT Sunday.
BRITAIN: Britain extends flight ban in its airspace until 0600 GMT Monday.
BULGARIA: Airspace partially reopened from 1100 GMT Sunday.
CROATIA: Nearly all airports reopened on Sunday.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Airspace closed until at least 1000 GMT Monday.
DENMARK: Danish airspace will remain closed until at least 0600 GMT Monday.
ESTONIA: Airspace closed until at least 0000 GMT Monday.
FINLAND: All commercial flights grounded until 1200 GMT Sunday.
FRANCE: Most French airports including international hubs Charles de Gaulle and Orly will stay closed until Tuesday morning. Several southern airports including Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux and Toulouse open.
GERMANY: Germany re-opens six airports temporarily, including Frankfurt, one of Europe's main hubs.
HUNGARY: Hungarian airspace closed until 1000 GMT Monday.
ICELAND: Airports remain open.
IRELAND: Airspace closed until 1200 GMT Monday.
ITALY: Airspace across northern Italy closed until 0600 GMT on Monday.
LATVIA: Airspace closed until 0600 GMT Monday.
LITHUANIA: Airspace open to aircraft that don't need navigational aid, airports closed.
NETHERLANDS: Dutch airspace will remain closed until at least 1800 GMT on Sunday.
NORWAY: Almost all Norwegian airspace north of Bergen was opened Sunday, with the capital Oslo expected to open by the end of the day.
POLAND: Six airports in the centre and north of the country, including the capital Warsaw, reopened at 1400 GMT on Sunday, but authorities warned conditions were expected to worsen.
ROMANIA: Romania reopened its airspace for transiting overflights from 0900 GMT on Sunday, but take-offs and landings at its airports remain suspended.
RUSSIA: Russia's airports remain open.
SERBIA: Airspace over Serbia and Montenegro set to reopen from 1800 GMT Sunday.
SLOVAKIA: Slovakian airspace closed until 2159 GMT Sunday.
SLOVENIA: Slovenia closed airspace until further notice.
SPAIN: All airports in Spain open.
SWEDEN: Some airspace open but few commercial flights allowed to fly.
SWITZERLAND: Switzerland extended a ban on commercial flights at its airports until Monday at 1200 GMT. Overflights at altitudes over 36,000 feet (11,000 metres) allowed.
UKRAINE: Kiev airport reopened and operating normally.
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