[QODLink]
Europe
Flying over erupting crater
Air travel across much of Europe hit after a volcano in Iceland spews plumes of ash.
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2010 13:57 GMT

The cloud of volcanic ash hanging over Europe may be playing havoc with travel plans on the continent, but in Iceland, where the volcano is erupting, its effects have been even more dramatic.

Rural communities have been cut off by rising flood water caused by glacial ice melting and near the site of the eruption, brisk winds are blowing a corrosive mixture of grit and ash across the country. Residents are reporting a second winter descending on the area.

Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Southern Iceland on the impact the eruption is having on those who live in its shadow.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
A handful of agencies that provide tours to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea say business is growing.
A political power struggle masquerading as religious strife grips Nigeria - with mixed-faith couples paying the price.
The current surge in undocumented child migrants from Central America has galvanized US anti-immigration groups.
Absenteeism among doctors at government hospitals is rife, prompting innovative efforts to ensure they turn up for work.
Marginalised and jobless, desperate young men in Nairobi slums provide fertile ground for al-Shabab.
join our mailing list