Volcanoes R Us

Good Morning,

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So it is Sunday once more, amazing how regularly we keep getting them really!

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The skies were very heavy and black when I got up this morning, not much sign yet of the two weeks of tropical weather which was being forecast to begin about now.

But hey, weather is a strange thing is it not, and sometimes very hard to predict.

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This is not helped by earthquakes and all of the other unexpected things which keep happening now.

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There are many reports now, about yet more possible problems in Iceland.

Last April there was an eruption at the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, which caused a great deal of disruption and panic in Europe.

Because the resulting ash which was thrown up was so fine, it affected the engines of planes and everything had to be grounded until the situation improved.

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Early this morning the Keflavick airport had to be closed, and domestic flights cancelled, because of a new eruption last night at the Grimsvotn Volcano.

The eruption was then closely followed by a lot of small earthquakes

This is Iceland’s most active volcano, which had it’s last eruption back in 2004.

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There is now a 220 kilometre no-fly-zone, which has been placed around the volcano.

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The plume from this occurrence is reaching up about twelve miles into the air, and consists of steam, smoke, and of course, ash.

At the moment it seems to be moving towards the island of Greenland.

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Although the authorities are worried, and are keeping a watchful eye on developments, they think that this new ash is not as fine as that which was thrown up from last year’s eruption.

This means that there is good reason to think that there will not be the same sort of chaos resulting this time.

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My goodness, nature is so powerful!
No doubt there will be many worried would-be holidaymakers now, just in case the authorities are being too optimistic.
J.
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