Volcanic ash cloud to leave Romania Tuesday evening: official

09:17, April 21, 2010      

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An ash cloud created by the Icelandic volcano will leave Romanian territory by Tuesday evening, officials said.

"The ash cloud coming from Iceland will be out of the Romanian territory at 21:00 (1800 GMT)," said Mircea Cotosman, secretary of state with the Environment Ministry, citing forecasts from the London Volcanic Ash Advisory.

Cotosman said the National Meteorology Administration performed a model on volcanic ash particle dispersion at ground level and "no excess values of suspension particles generated by the ash cloud are forecaste for the following two days in the national territory."

Cotosman said the ash cloud was currently moving to the northern part of Romania.

A volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southeast Iceland began erupting on April 14 for the second time in a month, belching a plume of ash nearly 11 km into the atmosphere and causing the biggest air travel turmoil for years in Europe.

Source: Xinhua


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