16.04.2010

Volcanic eruption in South Iceland

16.4.2010
The volcanic eruption in the glacier Eyjafjallajokull
in South Iceland is continuing but Icelandic civil
protection authorities have the situation as regards
public response fully under control. The affected
areas have been evacuated and damage has
been limited to roads, bridges and other
infrastructure that has been destroyed by
flooding. Further damage to agricultural land is evident.


Day to day business in Iceland apart from the
directly affected areas in the south has not been
affected. The ash hurled into the atmosphere by
the eruption has however caused serious disruption
of air traffic. Icelandic scientists and public authorities,
the Meterological Institution (http://en.vedur.is/) and
the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration (www.isavia.is), remain in close contact with their counterparts in Europe in order to monitor t



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