Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

2014-08-31 13:00
Scientists fix and update a Seismometer and communication equipment that broke down over Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland.  (Arni Saeberg, AFP)

Scientists fix and update a Seismometer and communication equipment that broke down over Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland. (Arni Saeberg, AFP)

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Reykjavik - Iceland's authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.

The country's meteorological agency described the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, about five kilometres north of the vast Dyngjujoekull glacier, as a "very calm lava eruption and can hardly be seen on seismometers".

Sunday morning's eruption was the third eruption in the area since 23 August. On Friday, a smaller eruption also prompted authorities to briefly raise the aviation warning code to restrict flights around the eruption site.

The Civil Protection Department said all airports remained open.

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