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# grimsvotn - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

# grimsvotn - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Not this again... New seismic activity underneath Icelandic volcano

Seriously? Seriously?! There’s been a new cluster of minor earthquakes underneath Katla, which is bigger than Eyjafjallajokull.

# grimsvotn - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Flight restrictions across Europe lifted as the ash cloud threat abates

Passengers breathe a sigh of relief as the skies look clear for the next 36 hours at least. Ryanair, Aer Lingus and all the major carriers are operating normal schedules.

# grimsvotn - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Air travel relief as Grimsvotn volcano stops erupting

The volcano causing air travel difficulties across Europe stopped eruptions this morning, says Iceland’s Met Office.

Ryanair’s test flight claims disputed by experts

The airline said that it safely flew a test plane through a ‘red zone’ for volcanic ash yesterday and incurred no damage – however experts have said the plane never entered a danger zone.

No Irish closures - for now - as Ash Cloud reaches Europe

As Grimsvotn’s eruption begins to wane, airspace closures on continental Europe will still mean some cancelled flights.

# grimsvotn - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

IAA on ash cloud: No restrictions on Irish airspace for at least next 24 hours

Eurocontrol says that about 500 European flights were cancelled today as a result of the ash cloud, but disruptions to flights in UK air space are expected to have ended by tomorrow.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From The42 Ash cloud forces Barca to alter Wembley travel plans Disruption

Ash cloud forces Barca to alter Wembley travel plans

Spanish champions will now leave for London at 10pm this evening.

Irish airports remain open but ash cloud disrupts flights to Scotland

Ryanair has expressed its displeasure with the disruption, believing it to be unnecessary. The IAA has said that all Irish airports remain open and added that it will update the situation later today.

# grimsvotn - Monday 23 May, 2011

Aer Lingus cancels Scottish flights as volcanic ash cloud moves closer

President Obama won’t be the only one inconvenienced by ash from the Grimsvotn volcano, however IAA says it still doesn’t expect any disruptions to air travel in Irish space in the next 24 hours.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

EU confirms that volcanic ash cloud is heading in Ireland's direction Ash Cloud This post contains videos

EU confirms that volcanic ash cloud is heading in Ireland's direction

Met Éireann says it is monitoring the situation, but the IAA is not expecting any disruptions to flights in Irish air space over the next 24 hours. The EU has confirmed that the ash looks likely to enter British and Irish airspace shortly.

Poll: Should Irish airspace stay open if the ash cloud arrives? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish airspace stay open if the ash cloud arrives?

Do you think last year’s lockdown in the skies was an overreaction? Or would you prefer to see airspace close again if the ash cloud returns?

# grimsvotn - Sunday 22 May, 2011

Iceland closes main airport but ash cloud 'not heading to Europe'

Keflavik airport is fully closed with no flights taking off or landing as the ash plume covers Iceland but officials insist its not Europe-bound.

Another Icelandic volcano erupts - but it's unlikely to cause travel disruption

History shows that previous eruptions in Grimsvotn have not had much influence on flight traffic — unlike the massive disruption caused last year by Eyjafjallajokull.

# grimsvotn - Monday 1 November, 2010

The bluffer's guide to... Vatnajokull and Grimsvotn Volcano This post contains images

The bluffer's guide to... Vatnajokull and Grimsvotn

Everything you need to know about Iceland’s latest volatile volcanic area.