Iceland: Bardarbunga Eruption Raises Aviation Threat to Code Red

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There has been, so far no major eruptions from the volcano in Iceland
There has been, so far no major eruptions from the volcano in Iceland
There has been, so far no major eruptions from the volcano in Iceland
There has been, so far no major eruptions from the volcano in Iceland

Bardarbunga Eruption Creates Lava Flows

In the latest report from the Icelandic Met Weather Service, “Observation from scientists in the field (05:15): It appears that the eruptive fissure is longer than in the last eruption. It is extending north and south on the same fissure. The eruption is a very calm lava eruption and can hardly be seen on seismometers (almost no gosórói). Visual observation confirm it is calm, but continuous”.

In this Associated Press raw video, from Friday you can see the initial eruptions.

Reuters is offering this view of the Bardarbunga eruption from Sunday Morning.

A new fissure eruption in an ice-free area of Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano system has prompted Icelandic authorities to raise the warning level for the risk of ash to aviation to Code Red early Sunday.

Code Red is the highest level of alert for the Icelandic system of reporting volcanic danger.

Aviation is prohibited within 6000 metres of the site.

A small fissure eruption occurred in Holuhraun north of Dyngjujökull just after midnight 28/29 August and lasted only for a few hours. A seismic tremor was observed on all seismic stations. The lava flow did not produce any ash. There was no sign of flooding.

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