Iceland Volcano May 11: Ash Beyond Europe

By Naiwrita Sinha, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND ( The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland seems to be causing even more trouble with its consistent ash spewing that had been dormant for over two hundred years. Ever since, the volcano has been spewing ash all over Europe, causing immense disruption in air traffic, with flights being canceled at an alarming rate. The latest reports came in on May 11, stating that the Iceland volcano has been spewing ash all over again, causing the usual disturbance in air traffic. In fact, this time, the effect of the incident has been even more far reaching, literally, with the ash from the volcano getting spread beyond the European barriers.

The May 11 eruption of the Iceland volcano has been one of the greatest so far, ever since the volcano began to show signs of activity. It has been reported that the ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano spread beyond the borders of Europe and spread over to as far as Northern Africa. The ash also spread over to Turkey, thus forcing the authorities to close down the airports and cancel the lights in these regions.

The authorities had been forced to close down at least eight airports ion Northern Africa, this marking the first time the closure of airports in such a large scale in that part of the world. According to reports, airports in Morocco, Agadir, Tetouan, Casablanca, Rabat-Sale and Tangier had to be closed down due to the Iceland volcano ash on May 11. Some other airports also had to be closed won due to the ash that hung heavy in the atmosphere, making it almost impossible to fly an aeroplane safely.

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