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Iceland raises aviation alert to red as fissure erupts

Iceland raised its alert for airlines to the highest level after detecting a fissure eruption north of the Bardarbunga volcano.

29th August, 2014
Iceland detected a fissure eruption north of the Bardarbunga volcano

Iceland raised its alert for airlines to the highest level after detecting a fissure eruption north of the Bardarbunga volcano.

The Icelandic Met Office increased the aviation alert over the eruption site to red and air traffic control has restricted flights above the area of up to 5,000 feet, according to a statement from Isavia, the air traffic controller. All Icelandic airports are open.

A fissure eruption started in the northern part of Holuhraun lava, between...

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