Friday, April 16, 2010

Iceland Volcano Video Footage

"Footage released of erupting Icelandic volcano"

itnnews, YouTube (April 15, 2010)
video, 1:35

"Footage has been released of an erupting volcano in Iceland which is affecting flights in and out of the UK, as clouds of ash spread..."

Apart from a brief bit of percussion & a chord at the start, the video's silent. And pretty close to 'raw footage,' I'd guess.

There's a sort of beauty, I think, to these views of an active volcano in Iceland. And it's an impressive display of power.

I'm glad I'm not planning to travel by air over Europe.

"Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights across Europe"
The Associated Press (April 16, 2010)

"An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since the 2001 terrorist attacks as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travelers on six continents. Officials said it could take days for the skies to become safe again in one of aviation's most congested areas.

"The cloud, floating miles (kilometers) above Earth and capable of knocking out jet engines, wrecked travel plans for tens of thousands of people Thursday, from tourists and business travelers to politicians and royals. They couldn't see the source of their frustration - except indirectly, when the ash created vivid red and lavender sunsets.

"Non-emergency flights in Britain were canceled, and most will stay grounded until at least midday Friday.

"Authorities in Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belgium also closed their air space. France shut down 24 airports, including the main hub of Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Germany's Berlin and Hamburg were shut Thursday evening, and several flights out of the U.S. had to double back...."

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