Dust and Disruption The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano eruptions 14-16 April 2010
The volcano currently erupting on Iceland has become an instant tourist attraction. The Guardian: Friday 2, April 2010 “Within 24 hours of the eruption, I was getting emails from around the world asking about flying up to see it. We're just a small company, but we have to catch the moment.“ BirgirHaraldsson, Nordurflug helicopter company
Iceland hit by second volcanic eruption in one month BBC: Wednesday, 14 April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland awakes for the first time since January 1823. It has been stirring since mid- March 2010
“The eruption ejected the plume, which is made up of fine rock particles, up to 11km into the atmosphere” David Rothery, Volcanologist The Open University Wednesday, 14 April 2010
The Met Office is continuing to monitor the spread of the ash plume from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on Iceland. MetOffice Website: Thursday, 14 April 14:00 UK
Over night the Dust cloud sweeps south and east.........
The entirety of UK airspace will be closed from noon on Thursday National Air Traffic Services: Thursday, 15 April 2010 10:45 UK Partial or planned closures: France (northern airspace) Poland (northern airspace) Airspace closed: UK Rep of Ireland Norway Denmark Sweden Belgium Netherlands Finland
Heathrow skies silenced by Iceland’s volcanic ash cloud BBC: Thursday, 15 April 2010 12:30 UK
Navy flies critically ill patient to London. BBC: Thursday, 15 April 2010 12:35 UK A critically ill patient had to be flown from Scotland to London by military helicopter after volcanic ash grounded planes in the UK
Tens of thousands of passengers have been left stranded as hundreds of flights were cancelled and airports shut down throughout the day. The Telegraph: 15 April, 2010 14:30 UK
Iceland’s volcanic ash disruption prompts rush to rail Travel firms have seen bookings surge as people seek different travel arrangements after planes were grounded in the UK because of volcanic ash BBC Website: 15 April 2010 15:00 UK
Eurostar trains between London and Paris and Brussels are sold out. ABC News Network, Thursday 15 April 2010
Volcanic dust cloud suspends military training BBC: Thursday, 15 April 2010 15:19 UK All routine military air training in UK airspace has been suspended as a plume of volcanic ash drifts across much of northern Europe.
A huge volcanic eruption in Iceland is set to cause travel chaos for over a million air passengers. The Guardian: Thursday, 15 April 2010: 16:30 UK
Passengers face insurance confusion BBC: Thursday, April 15 16:30 UK Insurance won't cover acts of God. London Evening Standard: Thursday, April 15 2010
U.K. shuts airports as Iceland eruption chokes skies. Bloomberg: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 17:00 UK
Volcanic ash hits UK election campaigning in Scotland BBC :Thursday, 15 April 2010 17:19 UK
Volcanic Ash turns the evening sky red Yahoo News: Thursday, April 15 19:46 UK
Sport hit by volcanic ash cloud from Iceland BBC: Thursday, 15 April 2010 22:51 UK British sports teams have been hit by travel problems after flights were grounded around the UK because of ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland.
European flights could be grounded for 48 hours by ash. BBC Thursday, 15 April 2010 23:22 UK
We would advise people living with a lung condition in affected areas to carry their medication as a precaution as they may experience a short-term worsening of symptoms Professor Malcolm Green, British Lung Foundation We would advise people living with a lung condition in affected areas to carry their medication as a precaution as they may experience a short-term worsening of symptoms Professor Malcolm Green, British Lung Foundation “We would advise people living with a lung condition in affected areas to carry their medication as a precaution as they may experience a short-term worsening of symptoms”. Professor Malcolm Green, British Lung Foundation Friday, 16 April 2010
Volcanic Ash Creates Air-Travel Chaos: Worst Delays Since 9/11 ABC News Network: 15 April 2010