RedskyNews Category: Volcanoes

1000’s Flee Indonesian Volcano


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of residents have fled villages near an Indonesian volcano that has been erupting this week and has a history of violent explosions. Mount Lokon spews volcanic smoke in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Disaster

Mount Etna Ash Closes Airports


Southern Italian airports were on Saturday closed due to ash from Mount Etna, forcing traffic to be diverted to Palermo, the ANSA news agency said. Catania airport on the east coast of the island of Sicily was not expected to

Volcanic Ash Turns Moon To Blood


The moon turns red during total Lunar Eclipse of the moon seen in Nairobio, Kenya, June 15, 2011. Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it

Volcanic Ash Stops Aussie Flights


A volcanic ash plume from Chile which has made its way across the Atlantic and Indian oceans is wreaking havoc on Australian airways, forcing a number of carriers to cancel all services. Thousands of travellers have been left stranded in

Mt Dieng Spews Dangerous Gasses

Poisonous gases spewing from Mount Dieng in Central Java caused increasing alarm on Tuesday as concentrations of one of the gases breached levels deemed safe for humans. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said

Ash Halts Hundreds Of Flights

Airlines have grounded about 500 flights after ash from an Icelandic volcano swept over Britain and towards northern Europe in a fresh travel nightmare for thousands of passengers. Barely a year after a similar eruption in Iceland forced the biggest

Ash Cloud Grounds UK Flights

Eighty-six Loganair and East Airways flights have been shelved because of the density of the ash thrown out by the erupting Grimsvötn volcano. New rules mean airlines can now carry on flying through lower densities of ash but much of

Volcano Shuts Greenland Airspace

A portion of airspace over Greenland has been closed due to ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano, Danish air traffic control officials said. Naviair spokeswoman Helle Kogsbell says authorities had closed some of Greenland airspace late Sunday “due to the

Volcanic Ash Could Shut UK Airspace

Ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano that has already grounded planes locally could enter UK airspace by Tuesday, forecasters have warned. The Grimsvotn volcano began erupting on Sunday, causing flights to be cancelled at Iceland’s main Keflavik airport after it

Volcano Halts Iceland’s Air Traffic

A new volcanic eruption in Iceland shut down the country’s airspace, a year after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjoell caused aviation chaos across Europe. Experts and aviation authorities said, however, that the impact of the Grimsvoetn eruption should not be