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The ban on flights in English airspace has been extended until the early hours of Monday.
A spokesman for traffic control body Nats said the cloud of volcanic ash is now covering all of the UK.
Planes will remain grounded across England until 0100 BST on Monday, with a further update expected later.

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This is just the beginning, warn scientists

Now the uncertainty is set to increase still further, with scientists warning that, based on the volcano's historic behaviour, the eruption could be "just the beginning". The mountain may continue to blow out ash sporadically for a year or more.
Even more worryingly, Katla, the neighbouring volcano, is groaning from the eruption under pressure equivalent to 3,000 mini-earthquakes a day of up to 3.1 on the Richter scale. Katla is some five times bigger than Eyjafjallajokull and would erupt in a similar way - but spewing out far bigger plumes of ash.

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NASA Satellite Images Dissect Iceland Volcanic Plume

On April 15, 2010, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASAs Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Icelands Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.
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DLR scientists investigate gigantic ash cloud after volcanic eruption

The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has ejected large quantities of ash and sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere during its eruptions on 21 March and 15 April. Scientists from the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) are evaluating satellite images to investigate the effects of the eruptions on the atmosphere.
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Statement on Icelandic volcanic eruption: Friday April 16, 0830

The cloud of volcanic ash continues to cover much of the UK and the eruption in Iceland continues. Following a review of the latest Met Office information, NATS advises that restrictions preventing flights in English controlled airspace will remain in place until 01:00 (UK time) tomorrow, Saturday 17 April, at the earliest.
Flights in Northern Ireland and the Western Isles of Scotland to and from Glasgow and Prestwick will continue to be allowed until 19:00 (UK time) subject to individual co-ordination.  North Atlantic traffic to and from Glasgow, Prestwick and Belfast may also be allowed in this period.

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At least 800 people have been evacuated from the area around the Eyjafjallajokull glacier (about 120 kilometres outside of the capital Reykjavik and from under which the volcano  is erupting), to protect them from rushing floodwaters. River levels have surged some three meters above average as the volcanic heat melts the 200-meter thick glacier, creating mountainside runoff.
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Statement on Icelandic volcanic eruption: Thurs April 15, 20:20

The cloud of volcanic ash continues to cover much of the UK. Following a review of the latest Met Office information, NATS advises that restrictions will remain in place in UK controlled airspace until 1300 (UK time) tomorrow, Friday 16 April, at the earliest.
However, flights from Northern Ireland and the Western Isles of Scotland to and from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Prestwick may be allowed in the period from 0100 (UK time) to 1300 (UK time) tomorrow subject to individual co-ordination. North Atlantic traffic to and from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick and Belfast may also be allowed in the period.

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NATS says some UK airspace restrictions will stay in place until 13:00 BST on Friday.

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Eyjafjallajökull flood warning

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No flights over UK airspace.

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