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Icelandic Volcano erupts again [general discussion]

Icelandic Volcano erupts again [general discussion]

Old May 21, 11, 8:23 pm
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Icelandic Volcano erupts again [general discussion]

I was just browsing the BBC news site and see that a different volcano (apparently Icelands most active) has erupted, albiet on a smaller scale.

It appears to be localised with the ploom going up to nine miles (15km) 50,000 feet which will then head into the jetstream which should take it over Scandinavia according to the video link.

According to the report, Icelandair domestic is not affected but there is a flight ban 120 miles around the area.

Here's hoping mother nature won't repeat itself all over again after last year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13487858

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Old May 21, 11, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
I was just browsing the BBC news site and see that the volcano has erupted again, albiet on a smaller scale.

It appears to be localised with the ploom going up to nine miles(15km) 50,000 feet which will then head into the jetstream which should take it over Scandinavia according to the video link.

According to the report, Icelandair domestic is not affected but there is a flight ban 120 miles around the area.

Here's hoping mother nature won't repeat itself all over again after last year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13487858
It's a different volcano

Last year: Eyjafjallajokull
Now: Grimsvotn
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Old May 21, 11, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Feroze View Post
It's a different volcano

Last year: Eyjafjallajokull
Now: Grimsvotn
Hi Feroze

I know but apparently this one is Icelands most active one

I will edit the title to show Icelandic Volcano eruption to make it clearer.
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Old May 21, 11, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Feroze View Post
It's a different volcano

Last year: Eyjafjallajokull
Now: Grimsvotn
I thought the glacier was called Eyjafjallajokull and the volcano something like Yarp. I maybe talking utter rubbish as it is quite late (or early take your pick).
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Old May 21, 11, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Jimmie76 View Post
I thought the glacier was called Eyjafjallajokull and the volcano something like Yarp. I maybe talking utter rubbish as it is quite late (or early take your pick).
Hi Jimmie 76

It's a different volcano and this one is Icelands most active. Fingers crossed and they say it shouldn't have much of an impact.

Didn't Micheal Fish say something like that about no storms years ago and lately the weather forecasters saying just a few inches of snow forecast

Yes it's late and I am off to bed.
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
Hi Jimmie 76

It's a different volcano and this one is Icelands most active. Fingers crossed and they say it shouldn't have much of an impact.

Didn't Micheal Fish say something like that about no storms years ago and lately the weather forecasters saying just a few inches of snow forecast

Yes it's late and I am off to bed.
Ah yes I'm aware this time it's a new one but I thought the old one was constantly being misquoted as the glacier on top.
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Originally Posted by Jimmie76 View Post
Ah yes I'm aware this time it's a new one but I thought the old one was constantly being misquoted as the glacier on top.
Hi J76

I don't know all the geographical specifics and hopefully our resident amatuer geoligists will be along shortly but the main thing is it could potentially have an affect on air travel.

Reuters are reporting that it will take about 24 hours to fully assess the impact, if any, it may have on european air travel. All I know is there is an eruption on this smallish island and it may be heading to the scandinavian area.

Yesterday I posted about the HEX strike and now this. Maybe I should take a FT sabbatical as I am the messanger of doom and gloom.
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Volcano man must be our resident expert on the names.... At least this one can be pronounced by BBC news readers.

I suspect it is the first herald of the 'rapture' that was forecast by so many of our colonial renegades yesterday.

http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/outreach/tracts/may21/
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Originally Posted by Jimmie76 View Post
Originally Posted by Feroze View Post
It's a different volcano

Last year: Eyjafjallajokull
Now: Grimsvotn
I thought the glacier was called Eyjafjallajokull and the volcano something like Yarp. I maybe talking utter rubbish as it is quite late (or early take your pick).
YARP

Someone been watching a bit too much hot fuzz !!!
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
According to the report, Icelandair domestic is not affected but there is a flight ban 120 miles around the area.
Iceland is a huge island; the eruption at Grimsvotn is more then 120 miles from Reykjavik I believe. So Keflavik and Reykjavik airports remain open for business (Keflavik does international flights, and Reykjavik domestic flights & Faroes & Greenland).

Icelandair which does international flights won't be affected, and Air Iceland which is one of the two domestic carriers probably won't be affected majorly as both Reykjavik and Akureyri (the largest settlement outside of the Reykjavik surrounding areas) looks to be outside the zone as well.
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Originally Posted by Devvy View Post
Icelandair which does international flights won't be affected, and Air Iceland which is one of the two domestic carriers probably won't be affected majorly as both Reykjavik and Akureyri (the largest settlement outside of the Reykjavik surrounding areas) looks to be outside the zone as well.
Not true I'm afraid. Keflavik is shut today according to the Icelandair information Page. Will be interesting to see if they shift their entire operation to Glasgow again as they did last time.
Of course this doesn't mean we're about to see a repeat of last April. Indeed for the moment the prevailing wind seems to be blowing the ash north of Iceland. I am slightly worried however by how quickly the reaction has gone from 'no flights will be affected' to Keflavik shutting down.
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Hurrah!!! Go grimsvotn! (just be nice for my CW trip to Montreal on thursday!). VM.
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I have an early evening flight on Thursday to BCN - let the worrying begin if the tv news is to be believe. They have nothing else to report on.
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I have a flight to HKG on June 3rd from LHR, hope it wont be affected. Last April I was delayed for 5 days trying to get to LHR from HKG. I really hope it doesnt happen again. Very worried now.
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If Keflavik is closed would it affect any TATL routings ( ETOPS impact and such) ?
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