I know this topic is old, but I still wanted to shed some light on it. All of these natural ( man-made) disasters are really starting to scare me. In March, a volcano In Iceland called Eyjafjallajökull erupted two times. This caused the glaciers and ice to melt at a alarming rate. It shot smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising flood waters. The volcanic ash forced the cancellation of many flights and disrupted air traffic across northern Europe, stranding thousands of passengers. It is mostly gone now, but it got pretty intense for a second. Check the pics below..