ICELANDIC ASH CLOUD HEADS TO BRITAIN, HIGH ALERTS FOR AVIATION INDUSTRY
Those who are planning to go to Britain or leaving the country hold on a bit as forecasters have predicted a possible volcanic eruption, which could trigger an ash cloud in the skies of Britain. The level of risk of the aviation industry has been raised to Orange, which is the second-highest level – as Iceland’s Meteorological Office (IMO) revealed concerns over the Bárðarbunga volcano, on the northern end of the Vatnajökull glacier.
The recent signs of ‘magma movement’, an emission at Vatnajökull would make a slag tuft, which could be conveyed south towards Scotland.
Any emission could perhaps influence Europe’s flying industry, while bringing about surge waves in Iceland from any eruption under the glacial mass.
The Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in 2010 close down much of Europe’s airspace for six days, influencing more than 10 million individuals.
“Extreme seismic movement” has been accounted for at Bárðarbunga since August 16, despite the fact that there are no indications of an eruption yet.
Met Office seismologist Martin Hensch said the danger of any troublesome cinder cloud like the one in 2010 would rely on upon how high any fiery debris would be tossed, the amount there would be and how fine-grained it would be.
STV meteorologist Sean Batty said the news had come after an “extraordinary swarm of seismic tremors”, expanding apprehensions Barðarbunga “could be waking from a long rest” and eject surprisingly since 1910.
Then again, he included: “There necessities to be some alert with Bárðarbunga. Indeed despite the fact that there may be indications of an enlivening it could all go cool once more, as it did in September 2010.
“There were various tremors just for everything to go calm after that, on the other hand, the contrast this time is that there have been over a thousand quakes in simply a couple of days and some have been higher than three on the Richter Scale.”
Mr Batty said the European flight industry would watch the Bárðarbunga volcano “with interest”.
He has also cautioned that parts of the UK could be covered under the ash cloud as the weather conditions are hinting that.