VENTING: Statsminister Jens Stoltenberg venter på flyplassen i New York mens han sjekker ut sin nye iPad. (Foto: Statsministerens kontor/flickr)
VENTING: Statsminister Jens Stoltenberg venter på flyplassen i New York mens han sjekker ut sin nye iPad. (Foto: Statsministerens kontor/flickr)

Jens vulkanrammet i New York

Statsministeren fordriver tiden med sin nye iPad.

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Askeskyen som har ført til stans av det meste av flytrafikken her i landet, påvirker også statsminister Jens Stoltenberg.

Fått fatt i en iPad

Nå er Stoltenberg værfast i New York. Under USA-oppholdet har han tydeligvis fått tak i en av de populære iPadene; et bilde lagt ut av statsministeren kontor på flickr viser Jens med iPaden på fanget, mens han venter på flyet sitt.

Denne uka har han vært i Washington der han deltok på atomtoppmøtet til president Barack Obama tirsdag. I tillegg har deltatt i møter om klima og finanskrise.

Flytrafikken stopper opp

I Norge vil trolig all flytrafikk bli kansellert i løpet av torsdag formiddag. Også store deler av flytrafikken i Nord-Europa kan rammes. Flere flyplasser i Skottland og Nord-England har allerede stengt.

Årsaken til at flytrafikken blir stoppet er at aske fra vulkaner kan ødelegge turbinene i jetmotorer, og i verste fall få motorene til å stanse.

Det var under Eyjafjallajökullen på Island at det tidlig onsdag morgen var et kraftig vulkanutbrudd som førte til oversvømmelser i flere elver, og en mange kilometer høy sky av aske som etter hvert drev vestover i retning Norge.

IslandVulkan_fint bilde (Foto: Reuters)
IslandVulkan_fint bilde (Foto: Reuters)
Smoke billows from an erupting volcano which seems to be close to the top of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, 2010 near Reykjavík. All London flights, including those from Heathrow, will be suspended from noon (1100 GMT) today due to volcanic ash from Iceland that has already caused almost 300 cancellations here, officials said.
AFP PHOTO/ICELANDIC COAST GUARD (Foto: AFP/AFP)
Smoke billows from an erupting volcano which seems to be close to the top of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, 2010 near Reykjavík. All London flights, including those from Heathrow, will be suspended from noon (1100 GMT) today due to volcanic ash from Iceland that has already caused almost 300 cancellations here, officials said. AFP PHOTO/ICELANDIC COAST GUARD (Foto: AFP/AFP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard, taken Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from  the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland,  which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials and scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard, ho) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY ** (Foto: AP/AP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard, taken Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials and scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard, ho) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY ** (Foto: AP/AP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard, taken, Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from  the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland,  which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials (Foto: AP/AP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard, taken, Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials (Foto: AP/AP)
Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 14, 2010. A volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed black smoke and white steam into the air on Wednesday and partly melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges.    REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson   (ICELAND   Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) (Foto: INGOLFUR JULIUSSON/Reuters)
Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 14, 2010. A volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed black smoke and white steam into the air on Wednesday and partly melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson (ICELAND Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) (Foto: INGOLFUR JULIUSSON/Reuters)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard taken Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from  the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland,  which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials and scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding.(AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard, ho) **EDITORIAL USE ONLY** (Foto: AP//Icelandic Coastguard/AP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard taken Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials and scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding.(AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard, ho) **EDITORIAL USE ONLY** (Foto: AP//Icelandic Coastguard/AP)
Røyk og damp henger over vulkanen under isbreen Eyjafjallajökull på Island. Vulkanen har hatt sitt andre utbrudd på under en måned. (Foto: Brynjar Gauti/AP)
Røyk og damp henger over vulkanen under isbreen Eyjafjallajökull på Island. Vulkanen har hatt sitt andre utbrudd på under en måned. (Foto: Brynjar Gauti/AP)
The last planes leave Heathrow Airport shortly before all flights in and out of the UK are cancelled due to the dangers of volcanic ash blowing south from Iceland.
London, England   15.04.10
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The last planes leave Heathrow Airport shortly before all flights in and out of the UK are cancelled due to the dangers of volcanic ash blowing south from Iceland. London, England 15.04.10 Credit Mandatory: WENN.com (Foto: DSDD/ZOB/wenn.com)
An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows Highway 1, the road that goes around Iceland, cut off by a flood caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier April 14, 2010. The volcanic eruption on Wednesday partially melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges and forcing hundreds to evacuate from a thinly populated area. Picture taken April 14, 2010.  REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout  (ICELAND   Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Foto: HO/REUTERS)
An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows Highway 1, the road that goes around Iceland, cut off by a flood caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier April 14, 2010. The volcanic eruption on Wednesday partially melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges and forcing hundreds to evacuate from a thinly populated area. Picture taken April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout (ICELAND Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Foto: HO/REUTERS)
An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows flood caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. The volcanic eruption on Wednesday partially melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges and forcing hundreds to evacuate from a thinly populated area. Picture taken April 14, 2010.  REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout  (ICELAND   Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Foto: HO/REUTERS)
An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows flood caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. The volcanic eruption on Wednesday partially melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges and forcing hundreds to evacuate from a thinly populated area. Picture taken April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout (ICELAND Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Foto: HO/REUTERS)
Vulkantomflyplass (Foto: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
Vulkantomflyplass (Foto: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)