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Mexico volcano spits two mile-high ash cloud

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 10:09

The Popocatepetl volcano just east of Mexico City has spit out a cloud of ash and vapour 2 miles (3 kilometres) high over several days of eruptions.

Ash cloud hits NZ as Australian flights resume

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 16:18

Australian flights grounded by the Chilean ash cloud resumed on Wednesday as the plume cleared.

South American ash cloud causes major disruptions

Last Updated: Friday, June 10, 2011, 08:57

Volcanic ash "is very abrasive for plane engines, and could result in very serious complications”.

Chile volcano ash cloud shifts direction

Last Updated: Monday, June 06, 2011, 13:17

A thick plume of ash from the erupting Puyehue volcano in the Andes shifted direction into Chile.

Chile volcano ash cloud shifts direction

Last Updated: Monday, June 06, 2011, 08:51

North-westerly winds pushed the giant column of ash from the Chilean volcano.

Iceland airport to close due to ash cloud

Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010, 09:49

Iceland`s main airport will close from 1230 IST today until end of the day due to volcanic ash cloud.

Morocco shuts airports as ash cloud nears Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 16:34

Morocco closed several airports on Tuesday as the cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland approached northwest Africa, the transport ministry said.

`Massive` ash cloud closing western Irish airports

Last Updated: Friday, May 07, 2010, 15:09

Iceland`s volcano has produced a 1,000-mile-wide ash cloud off the west coast of Ireland.

New ash cloud grounds flights in Britain, Ireland

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 21:12

Britain and Ireland grounded flights again on Wednesday after a fresh cloud of ash swept in from the Icelandic volcano which sparked unprecedented air travel chaos in Europe last month.

Flights grounded in north Scotland by Iceland ash cloud

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 09:49

Flights over northern Scotland were grounded Thursday as an ash cloud from a volcano eruption in Iceland drifted over the country, said air traffic control service NATS.