Washington, May 8 (ANI):Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano has once again started emitting ash, with the latest eruptions casting a 1,600 km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic.
Previous eruptions from Eyjafjallajoekull brought Europe's aviation industry to a grinding halt due to fears about visibility and the possibility of the ash entering the engines of airplanes. This had left several thousand travellers stranded.
Authorities are closely monitoring the position and height of the ash cloud as well as the direction of prevailing Atlantic winds, which pose a problem when they blow south towards Ireland, located 1500 km southeast of the volcano.
The renewed volcanic activity has already led to some flights being cancelled to and from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. (ANI)