Event CategoryDisaster
Event GroupNatural
Event SubgroupGeological
Event TypeVolcano
PlaceEyjafjallaj?kull glacier, Iceland
Event Start DateApril 14, 2010
Event End DateApril 14, 2010
CommentsEyjafjallaj?kull glacier, Iceland, April 14, 2010. A volcanic eruption occurred under the Eyjafjallaj?kull glacier, in the south of Iceland approximately at 04:00 local time on April 14. The eruption resulted in large volumes of volcanic ash being spewed into the air. As a result, flights in and out of Europe were greatly affected with large numbers of cancellations. Foreign Affairs and International Trade reported being contacted by 1,200 requests from affected Canadians. Transport Canada reported over 200 departures and arrivals of transatlantic flights which were cancelled during the interval.
Injured / Infected0
Estimated Total Cost$0
Federal DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0