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Iceland cuts aviation alert to orange, no ash from new eruption
By Robert Robertsson and Simon Johnson REYKJAVIK/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Iceland cut its ash warning level for aviation to orange from red on Sunday, saying a fresh fissure eruption in Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system was not creating ash. Iceland's largest volcanic system, which cuts a 190 km long and up to 25 km wide (118 miles by 15.5 miles) swathe across the North Atlantic island, has been ...(8/31/2014 1:55:27 PM)
Iceland Volcano Blasts Back to Life
The crack feeding the lava flow has also expanded to the north and south, and is now almost 1 mile (1.5 km) long. The volcanic activity kicked off Aug. 16, when thousands of small earthquakes underneath the Bardarbunga volcano signaled fresh magma (molten rock) was burrowing underground. On Aug. 29, the dike punched through to the surface in the Holuhraun lava field, an older lava flow that ...(8/31/2014 2:35:55 PM)
Iceland lowers aviation alert to orange
Iceland cut its ash warning level for aviation to orange from red on Sunday.(8/31/2014 6:44:20 PM)
Iceland lowers aviation alert on volcano
Iceland on Sunday lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours. The Bardarbunga volcano system, in the southeast of the country, has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode. "Visibility (at) the eruption site is now good ...(8/31/2014 1:57:07 PM)
Iceland issues new volcano alert
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.(8/31/2014 6:07:33 AM)
New volcanic eruption in Iceland blasts lava high into the air
A new volcanic eruption in southeast Iceland on Sunday was 50 times more powerful than Friday's(9/1/2014 12:09:19 PM)
Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.(8/31/2014 3:13:46 PM)
Iceland declares volcano eruption area safe for aircraft
Iceland on Friday temporarily banned air traffic near its largest volcano after a lava field erupted overnight, threatening a repeat of the global travel chaos four years ago when another peak blew. The aviation "red alert" for Bardarbunga volcano was lifted in the late morning when it became clear that the eruption was minor and did not release large quantities of ash. During the alert, Iceland ...(8/29/2014 12:03:18 PM)
Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system.(8/29/2014 11:00:06 PM)
Lava Erupts at Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano
Lava is streaming from an eruption north of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, the Icelandic Met Office has confirmed. The lava field is 5.5 miles (9 km) north of Dyngjujokull glacier, in a region between Bardarbunga volcano and the nearby Askja volcano. Bardarbunga volcano is now at red alert, diverting planes around the area above the eruption. Officials also raised Askja volcano to yellow alert.(8/29/2014 9:17:18 AM)
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