Thursday, April 15, 2010

Volcano in Iceland shuts down most European air travel suddenly

A volcanic eruption (Eyjafjallajokull) in Iceland has released ash into the air, stopping flights in Europe indefinitely. The ash could cause planes to fall out of the sky. It could affect some US flights to Europe. Britain is the hardest hit, and will be as long as the jet stream stays in the same place.

I leared about this as I walked into Ty's in Greenwich Village on a trip to NYC today.

One of the most dangerous possibilities is that the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands could erupt, causing a landslide and tsunami of several hundred feet that reaches the East Coast of the US.

Wikipedia attribution link for NASA photo of Eyjafjallajökull volcano

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