A plume of ash 12 miles high from the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano closed Iceland’s main international airport and canceled all domestic flights Sunday.
This event is larger than last year’s Eyjafjallajokull eruption which caused havoc for travelers across the globe. Scientists, however, do not think this eruption will cause as many hassles.
Full report from the Associated Press.
The difference? The courseness of the ash being ejected. The material from Grimsvotn is courser than what came from Eyjafjallajokull last year. Rather than floating, it is falling to earth much more quickly.
There is no immediate word whether the eruption would alter the path of Air Force One as President Obama heads to Europe.