Giant ash cloud threatens flights in Pacific

Physorg-A giant plume of volcanic ash is disrupting flights in the Pacific and threatening villagers in Vanuatu, echoing similar problems which caused chaos in Europe, scientists and officials said Monday. Forecasters in New Zealand said the cloud, spewing from Vanuatu’s Mount Yasur volcano, was about 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) high and covered an area of about 132 square miles -Read Article