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London VAAC has issued at 0300 UTC a
ORIGIN: VAAC LONDON
INFO SOURCE: IAEA
START OF RELEASE: 20110315/0300 UTC
END OF RELEASE: ONGOING
FIR NAMES: FUKUOKA, MANILA, TAIBEI, SHANGHAI, INCHEON,
PYONGYANG, VLADIVOSTOK, KHABAROVSK, YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, ANCHORAGE.
FIR CODES: RPHIZRZX, RCAAZQZX, ZSSSYMYX, RKRRZQZX,
UHWWZRZX, UHHHZRZX, UHSSZRZX, PAZAZQZX
The London arm of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, or VAAC, issued a formal "emergency" warning to flight crew, and highlighted the 30-kilometer exclusion zone around the stricken plant.
The open-ended warning cited airspace in Japan as well as parts of Russia, China, South Korea and Alaska.