Sunday, May 22, 2011

Eruption in Grimsvötn

Iceland again, with details here and here. The drama is nowhere near a crisis (yet), although the Met Office and the EU are doubtless working on turning it into a disaster.

Meanwhile, Iceland has closed its main international airport and canceled domestic flights. Airport and air traffic control operator ISAVIA said Keflavik airport was closed at 0830 GMT, and no flights were taking off or landing. But, while the ash plume is covering Iceland, the prevailing wind is blowing the ash was blowing northwest toward Greenland instead of Europe.