Dubb volcano, Eritrea, erupted and clouds of volcanic ash Monday amounted to 15 km altitude, disrupting air traffic in this region, as the VAAC (Centre for observation of volcanic ash) Toulouse, in southwestern France.
The eruption occurred Sunday at 21:00 GMT is "important", according to John Nicolau, executive general forecast from Météo-France, home to the VAAC to southern Europe and Africa.
"Based on satellite images that we see,"he said, volcanic ash reach 13 to 15 km altitude. We are not in a critical situation like the Icelandic volcano Grímsvötn, which involved an area of air traffic very dense, because the traffic is much less important "in East Africa.
Secretary of State cut short his visit Monday in Addis Ababa because of progression to the Ethiopian capital of a cloud of ash