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El Hierro Underwater Volcano

In 2011 the seismic activity increased on the island of El Hierro, which is the youngest of the Canary Islands. The increased activity included tremors and several earthquakes which were felt by islanders. The Canarian Government stated there was a very small chance (10%) of volcanic eruption and set the alert to yellow, to keep the … Read more

Iceland Volcano Erupts Flights Cancelled

Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland began erupting on Saturday 21st May and although initially the ash cloud was expected to only affect Scandinavia, is now expected to cover Scotland and Ireland by Tuesday morning. Icelandic airports were closed down on Sunday, although the main airport in Reykjavik is expected to reopen later today.  Some airspace over … Read more

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