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Eritrean volcanic ash cloud heading to Middle East?

France-based Volcanic Ash Advisory Center says ash from Dubbi Volcano likely to reach Mideast by Tuesday morning

Published: 06.14.11

Dubbi, a long-dormant volcano in Eritrea, erupted Monday after a series of earthquakes and sent a 13.5km plume of ash into the air, according to Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VACC).


The ash has led to the cancellation of some flights to East Africa from different countries of the Middle East and Europe.

The France-based VACC issued an official air traffic advisory predicting the ash cloud was likely to reach Saudi Arabia by late Monday night and that “the ash plume will spread toward the Middle East on Monday night and is expected to reach the skies over parts of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Israel, Jordan, Yemen and Iraq by 6 am (GMT) on Tuesday."

Still, according to several media reports, Israel Meteorological Service assessments said that the ash could is likely to reach only the southern Israeli border.





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Added: Jun-13-2011 Occurred On: Jun-13-2011
By: aydeo
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Tags: Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, Dubbi Volcano, Eritrea, Middle East
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