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Iceland volcano awake once more

This is happening again – some of Iceland’s volcano has awaken and stopping the air traffic in northern parts of Europe with huge ash clouds. Though this is happening second time and airlines already have some experience after last years ash eruption in Iceland, KLM, Easyjet, BA and Eastern Airways have canceled some flights today, May 23 and for tomorrow, May 24.

Mainly there will be disruptions of certain flights following a Civil Aviation Authority warning. To avoid effects of ash clouds there will be canceled flights between London and Scotland, Arctic Island, Greenland and Denmark. Of cource many travelers in Iceland, and UK are wondering how to get home or how this will effect some other travel arrangements, but generally people seem to be more calm.

The good thing is that people learn from their experience. After last years volcano eruption, when there was no air traffic in most of European countries for a week and many travelers were stuck in airports, this time authorities do not predict chaos as seen a year ago. Scientists say ash seems to be more heavy and fall back to earth but winds directions are more favourable…

A year ago many people learned about Iceland much more than in years before and even set a competitions how to pronounce a ‘Eyjatjallajokull‘ (that was a name of active volcano). This year a task with the name is kind of easy – ‘Grimsvotn‘…

Here are some interesting links to more information and images from Iceland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMStcqHfwQ4