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Flights disruption in Europe: volcano, bomb

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Scientists registered some 2,600 earthquakes in Bardarbunga, Iceland in recent days, prompting fears of a repeat of the travel chaos that afflicted northern Europe when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano did its worst in 2010.

volcanic-irelandScientists have noticed an increase in seismic activity around the volcano, located in the northwestern region of Vatnajokull glacier, one of Europe's largest glaciers, over the past seven years. As of Monday evening, the majority of earthquakes measured were at a depth of 5 to 10 kilometers. There's more potential for a volcanic eruption if magma movement occurs at less than 10 kilometers' depth.

Europe's air authority, Eurocontrol, said Tuesday it was monitoring the Bardarbunga situation but that there is no impact at this time on European aviation.

World War II BOMB in Frankfurt

An unexploded World War II bomb was found next to a highway close to Frankfurt airport. As a result, an airport runway was closed and flights.

The 500kg bomb as discovered during construction work on a stretch of the A3 highway near Offenbach. Police closed 1,000 meter area of the autobahn, which is one of the busiest stretches of road in the country, causing long traffic jams.

Source: CNN, Daily Mail

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