Volcanic eruption in Iceland

Today, the UK Civil Aviation Authority ordered the closure of the country's airspace because of the intensified the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Volcano erupts for the second time in less than a month, the ice melted, releasing smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes. Volcanic ash has led to the cancellation of many flights in northern Europe. Collected here are photos of past eruptions.

Clouds of smoke rising from the erupting volcano on April 14 near Reykjavik. All flights at airports in London, including the famous Heathrow were canceled today from noon due to the volcanic ash, which has already caused a delay of almost 300 flights in Iceland. (AFP / Getty Images)

Taken by helicopter to the Icelandic Coast Guard, one can see a flood caused by a volcanic eruption in the glacier Eyjafjalla April 14th. On Wednesday, the glacier has melted due to volcanic eruption, causing a major flood that threatened to wash away roads and bridges and forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes. (REUTERS / Icelandic Coast Guard / Arni Saeberg)

Melting ice glacier Eyjafjalla in southern Iceland. (REUTERS / Icelandic Coast Guard / Arni Saeberg)

Glacial river Markarflot west of Glacier Eyjafjalla. During the second eruption of the Icelandic volcano, less than a month, part of the glacier melted, because of what happened to a major flood. As a result, 800 people had to be evacuated and canceled flights over Norway. (HALLDOR KOLBEINS / AFP / Getty Images)

Flooding caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland on April 14. (REUTERS / Icelandic Coast Guard / Arni Saeberg)

A man photographs the road, blurred flood after the melting of the glacier Eyjafjalla, near Reykjavik. (HALLDOR KOLBEINS / AFP / Getty Images)

Smoke and steam rise from the volcano, which erupted for the second time in less than a month. (AP Photo / Icelandic Coastguard)

In this image, the natural color made from the satellite can be seen fountains and lava flows, volcanic plume, and steam from evaporating snow. The picture was taken on March 24 ALI instrument on board the satellite Earth Observing-1. Lava fountains (orange-red) are almost invisible in the lens of the camera with a resolution of 10 meters. Cinder cone surrounding the crack - black, like a stream of lava flowing to the northeast. Rise of crack white volcanic gases and lava, and where the lava meets with snow in the air rises pairs. (Bright green strip along the edge of the lava flow - the distortion of the sensor). (NASA's Earth Observatory / Robert Simmon)

In this photo taken on March 27 visible lava erupting volcano Eyjafjallajökull approximately 125 km east of Reykjavik. A small Icelandic volcano that made hundreds of people to flee their homes, caused "an explosion of tourism" - crowds of people flocked to Iceland to see the spectacle. (HALLDOR KOLBEINS / AFP / Getty Images)

Tourists gathered to watch as the Eyjafjallajokull volcano spews lava on March 27. On the morning of April 14 in the area awakened volcano evacuated more than 800 people. (HALLDOR KOLBEINS / AFP / Getty Images)

People gathered to watch the lava flow of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on March 27. (HALLDOR KOLBEINS / AFP / Getty Images)

The heat is above the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland on March 28. (Bruce McAdam / CC BY-SA)

Lava fountain pulled out of the volcano on March 21. (RAGNAR AXELSSON / AFP / Getty Images)

Eyjafjallajokull volcano spews lava on March 27. (HALLDOR K

Smoke and steam hang over the volcano in Iceland on April 15th. (AP Photo / Brynjar Gaudi)

Volcano spews lava fountains in Holsёdlyure March 21. (Fior Kjartansson / AFP / Getty Images)

Steam and hot gases rise above lava from a volcano Eyjafjallajokull April 3rd. (Ulrich Latzenhofer / CC BY-SA)

In this photo taken on a satellite station NEODASS University of Dundee, you can see the plume of ash, stretching from Iceland (top left) to the UK. (AP Photo / NEODAAS / University of Dundee)


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