Eyjafjallajökull, Ash, and Eruption Impacts

The recent eruption at Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland has been producing a cloud of steam and volcanic ash that has been affecting air traffic. We will continue to update this page to provide links to information about the eruption, volcanic ash, and other related topics.

Iceland volcano photo

Eruption plume from Eyjafjallajökull seen on MODIS image taken on
April 15th at 11:39. Image from the Nordic Volcanological Center at the
Institute of Earth Sciences

Links to Information about the Eruption

Iceland volcano photo

Volcanic haze seen from the top of the Eiffel Tower on April 17, 2010.
Photo taken by USGS Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator, John

Links to Additional Information

Recent U.S. Impacts from Volcanic Ash

2009 Redoubt, Alaska eruption: Between March 22 and April 5 the eruption resulted in approximately 60 re-routes, 20 diversions, and 10 turn backs with many night operations into Anchorage cancelled. Anchorage International was closed for 1 day and express parcel air carriers had to move operations for several weeks.

2009 Sarychev Peak, Kuriles, Russia eruption: Between June 12 and 15 the eruption resulted in 65 re-routes, 6 diversions, 2 turnbacks, and 12 unscheduled fuel stops.