Iceland Volcano 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
REYKJAVIK - Iceland has shut its main airport after a volcanic eruption
and other airports on the island are likely to close during the day, the
civil aviation authority said on Sunday.
"The ash distribution forecast over the next six hours shows that the
ash from the volcano will spread over Iceland today, leading to the
closure of most Icelandic airports as the day goes on," the Isavia
authority said in a statement.
"Grimsvotn is a very powerful volcano, so we're monitoring
it closely, even if the last few eruptions have been harmless,"
University of Iceland
geophysicist Pall Einarsson was quoted as
saying on the website of Morgunbladid.
"We do not expect this to be a big one as it's coming from
the same crater as the last three eruptions, which were all
small," he added.