Volcanic Dust from Iceland Reached Belarus

26.05.2011 10:23
Архив Редакция

The laboratory staff of Institute of Physics after Stepanov of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus registered the dust particles, formed by a volcanic eruption of Grimsvotn in Iceland, at an altitude of about eight kilometers above the territory of Belarus. This was reported by Chief Scientific Officer Arkadi Ivanov.

«The concentration of volcanic dust clouds is extremely small, so there’s no threat to either the environment or the aircraft,» he said, BelTA informs.

According to Telegraf, Icelandic Volcano Grimsvotn erupted on May 21 and fell silent. Air traffic was disrupted in several European countries for a few days because of the plume of volcanic ash.

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