Icelandic volcanic eruption disrupts travel over Europe

European air travelers face widespread disruption today (April 15) after a large volcanic cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland halted flights across the northern portion of the continent.

An eruption yesterday, the second in a month, from below the Eyjafjallokull glacier hurled a plume of ash six to 11 kilometres (3.8 to 7 miles) into the atmosphere, and this spread south east overnight according to this Reuters report.

The United Kingdom has closed its airspace. No flights will be allowed in British air space, except in emergencies, from 1100 GMT until at least 1700 GMT as the ash spreads across the country.

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