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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 3:28:25 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)
Lava Erupts at Iceland 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)
Quakes Keep Shaking Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano
Earthquakes are still rocking Iceland as lava pushes through a long underground fissure near the ice-covered Bardarbunga volcano. By 6:42 p.m. local time (2:42 p.m. EDT) today (Aug. 27), the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) had detected about 1,300 tremors in the region, most of the them originating from the subsurface channel being carved out by magma, or molten rock. Late in the day, the ...(8/27/2014 8:51:29 PM)
Lava erupts from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano (+video)
The Icelandic Met Office has confirmed the presence of a lava streaming from an eruption north of Bardarbunga volcano.(8/29/2014 7:50:57 PM)
Iceland Raises Aviation Alert to Red After Fissure Erupts
An erupting volcano under Iceland's Vatnajokull glacier melts big gaps in the ice, Oct. 12, 1996. Vatnajokull is Europe’s largest glacier. Close An erupting volcano under Iceland's Vatnajokull glacier melts big gaps in the ice, Oct....(8/29/2014 2:15:49 AM)
Iceland Volcano Alert At Red After Small Eruption, No Ash Detected
Iceland raised its alert warning level to maximum on Friday after what it called a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system but said there was no sign of ash that could affect air travel in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com(8/29/2014 8:58:53 AM)
New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano
Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said Thursday. Scientists flying over the area on Wednesday discovered a four to six kilometre (2.5-4 mile) line of giant craters or cauldrons -- 10 to 15 metres deep and one kilometre wide -- on the Vatnajoekull glacier ...(8/28/2014 3:06:09 PM)
Iceland lowers volcano alert, says small eruption no threat to aviation
By Robert Robertsson and Simon Johnson REYKJAVIK/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Iceland reduced its aviation warning level to orange on Friday after concluding that a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that triggered a hours-long red alert actually posed no threat to aircraft. No sign of ash like that from the Eyjafjallajokull eruption that shut much of Europe's air space in 2010 has been ...(8/29/2014 9:55:35 AM)
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