Iceland | Volcanoes

Grímsvötn Volcano Erupts In Iceland

Just over a year after the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused massive air traffic disruptions, another one in that country has started spewing ash, resulting in the closure of at least one aiport.

"In an announcement, Isavia, the Icelandic company that operates that nation’s airports, cited airborne ash as the reason for closing Keflavik International Airport (KEF), which serves Reykjavik, the capital. It said a 'danger area has been established for all instrument flying that includes the upper approach airspace' for Keflavik and also the smaller Reykjavik Airport (RKV), which serves domestic flights."

NASA has released impressive satellite images of the eruption:

The volcano, named Grímsvötn, last erupted in 2004 and is not expected to have the same effects as Eyjafjallajökul last year. Video of the new eruption, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. At least this one is easier to pronounce

    Posted by: Steve | May 22, 2011 7:05:42 PM

  2. It's the Illuminati, wreaking havoc on the economic renegades. Next up, Ireland.

    Posted by: Go Galt. Please. | May 22, 2011 9:22:04 PM

  3. I'm begining to think Icelandic volcanoes are part of the Cannes Film Festival. Timing seems a bit suspicious to me.

    Posted by: Scot | May 23, 2011 1:55:49 AM

  4. Read the book Earth Sink. It is among the most timely books ever written. Not an easy read, but it speaks volumes to what is going on among mankind on a global scale. Get a peek into the far reaching consequences of today's alternative lifestyles. These volcanoes and other coming events are no coincidences to be taken lightly.

    Posted by: Ilyan Kei Lavanway | May 23, 2011 8:24:42 AM

  5. Go away Ilyan, nobody wants to read your crap book.

    Posted by: Zaihan Kariyani | May 23, 2011 11:03:46 AM

  6. I sure hope Björk is OK. You know how she is about throwing car parts, bottles, and cutlery off dangerous precipices.

    Posted by: OMNOMNOM | May 23, 2011 3:35:05 PM

  7. I'm stuck! Volcano Attack!

    Posted by: Brice | May 23, 2011 4:14:16 PM

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