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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Grimsvotn

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# Review 2011
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.
# History Repeating?
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.
# Ash Cloud
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.
# Ash Cloud
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
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.
# Ash Cloud
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.
# Ash Cloud
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.
# Disruption
Ash cloud forces Barca to alter Wembley travel plans
Spanish champions will now leave for London at 10pm this evening.
# Volcano
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.
# Volcano
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.
# Ash Cloud
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
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?
# Volcanic eruption
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.
# Volcanic eruption
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.
# Volcano
The bluffer's guide to... Vatnajokull and Grimsvotn
Everything you need to know about Iceland’s latest volatile volcanic area.