Death Toll From Merapi Rises To 153

The eruption of Mount Merapi had killed at least 153 people.

The eruption of Mount Merapi had killed at least 153 people.

The biggest eruption was on Friday.

It destroyed villages and killing trees, animals and many people.

Flights to Jakarta, Jogjakarta and Solo was cancelled because of the volcanic ash.

Anyway Jakarta flights had resumed.

A farmer walks on his corn field covered in volcanic ash from Mount Merapi eruption in Muntilan, Central Java, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. (AP Photo)

Mount Merapi spews volcanic materials as seen from Wukirsari, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. (AP Photo)
Serious ash : A picture shows dead trees and mud clogging the river as massive clouds of hot dust and ash spew into the air from the erupting Mount Merapiin Sleman, Yogyakarta province, central Java.« Read less
Volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi covers a village in Muntilan, Central Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. Indonesia's most volatile volcano sparked transportation chaos Sunday, with several international airlines canceling flights to the capital and neighboring Malaysia airlifting out hundreds of its citizens. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
Serious ash : A picture shows dead trees and mud clogging the river as massive clouds of hot dust and ash spew into the air from the erupting Mount Merapiin Sleman, Yogyakarta province, central Java.« Read less
Serious ash : A picture shows dead trees and mud clogging the river as massive clouds of hot dust and ash spew into the air from the erupting Mount Merapiin Sleman, Yogyakarta province, central Java.« Read less

Indonesian Volcano Erupts-Pictures

Mount Sinabung in Sumatra. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

On Sunday, Mount Sinabung on the north of Sumatra island erupted; and on Monday it erupted again.

The volcano was inactive for four centuries or four hundred years; since 1600.

It shot ash 2 km or 1.5 miles into the air.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the sky in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. The volcano that had been dormant for more than four centuries erupted for the second day in a row Monday, spewing out towering clouds of ash and forcing the evacuation of more than 21,000 people. (AP Photo/Roone Patikawa)

The eruption triggered the highest red volcano alert.

About 21,000 people left their houses because it is very dangerous to be near a volcano if it erupts.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic smoke in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. The volcano spewed hot lava and sand high into the sky early Sunday in its first eruption in 400 years causing thousands of people living around its slope to evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Hot lava and burning rocks from the volcano can burn houses, trees and everything on its way down the volcano.

Volcanic ash covered trees, plants, houses and everything in the area.

People leaving the area were also covered by ash.

Some flight to Medan and Sibolga were delayed.

Indonesia in on the Pacific Ring Of Fire.

In April, 2010 the volcanic ash from Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland closed airspace and airports all over Europe and thousands and thousands of passengers were stranded all over the world.

I wonder if Malaysian airspace and airport will be closed if the volcanic ash problems get worse …

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Volcanic ash from Mont Sinabung in Indonesia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Volcanic Ash Closed Airports Again

Ireland, Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands and Faeroe Island closed their airports again for a few hours on Tuesday.

The volcanic ash from the volcano under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier was blown to their airspace again.

Irish airspace was closed from 0600 GMT to 1200 GMT Tuesday.

Last month the volcanic ash closed most airports in Europe for a few days.

Passengers were stranded all over the world.

Will the volcanic ash close European airports again?

European Airspace Opens But Passengers Are Still Stranded

My father’s friend, Mr Steve McEwan still cannot get back to United Kingdom.

But the airspace is already opened.

Please click for European airspace developments as of 1942 GMT April 21, 2010.

The earliest he can fly home on Emirates airline will be on April 30, 2010.

His actual flight was on April 16, 2010.

He had been stranded in Kuala Lumpur for 7 days and has to wait for another 8 days to fly home!

The volcanic ash from under the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier caused European airspace to be closed for 5 days.

So, when the airspace is open on Wednesday millions of people tried to get home.

It needs a lot of plane trips to get everybody home.

So some stranded passenger are still stranded even when the European airspace is now opened.

Jenna Suttmeier , 21, right, and Shannon Grossman, 20, left, from Seattle, United States, play volleyball as they wait for their flight to Madrid at the Son Sant Joan Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Spain's airport authority has closed 12 airports as the ash cloud emerging from an Icelandic volcano reaches the north of the country. (AP Photo/Manu Mielniezuk)

This is a disaster especially to the stranded passengers.

List Of Airspace Closed In Europe

The eruption of the volcano near the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland send volcanic ash to Europe airspace.

Please click here for the updated list as of 1942 GMT Saturday.

This is a disaster.

Lots of countries in Europe close their airspace because it is too dangerous.

If the volcanic ash get into the plane’s engines, the engines can shut down by themselves.

I got this list from CNN.

AIRSPACE CLOSED

Belgium
Full closure from 4:30 p.m. CET Thursday
Britain
Closed until at 7 p.m. BST Friday
Denmark
Closed until 2 a.m. CET Saturday
Estonia
All airspace closed
France
Some flights landing in Paris, no takeoffs
Germany
Nine airports closed including Frankfurt and Berlin
Finland

Airspace closed until 3 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) Saturday
Lithuania
Airspace closed until further notice
Netherlands
From 7 p.m. CET Thursday
Norway
Parts of the airspace open Friday
Poland
Until 6 p.m. CET, except Krakow
Sweden
To open limited airspace in north from 3 p.m CET Friday

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED  LIST