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Eyjafjallajokul Volcano Sends Ash Due East – May 13th, 2010

63.7N 19.5W

May 13th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Ash Plume, Iceland - May 12th, 2010

Ash Plume, Iceland - May 12th, 2010

Close-up of Plume

Close-up of Plume

Despite the clouds covering most of Iceland and the surrounding ocean, the location of the volcano Eyjafjallajokul is easily pinpointed at the origin of the plume of ash. At the time this image was taken, winds were blowing the ash due east.

On May 11th and 12th, the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland reached the air space of Turkey as well as North African countries. Around 5 airports in Morocco were shut down as a precautionary measure due to the ash cloud.

The ash cloud from the 2010 Iceland volcano also closed airspace over Southern Spain, which caused airports to be shutdown in some Spanish Islands. Turkey affected by the volcanic ash as previously mentioned, but 2 airports were functional in Istanbul.

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