Icelandic authorities issue warning of potential volcanic eruption

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore August 19, 2014 14:32

Icelandic authorities issue warning of potential volcanic eruption

Icelandic authorities have rated a seismically-active volcano to the second-highest alert level on its scale of risk to aviation.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office stated that intense activity had been detected at the Bardarbunga volcano on August 16th, and that the situation “persists”.

The Office added that on 18th August, it recorded the strongest earthquake measured in the region since 1996.

Ever since the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption caused severe disruption to air travel across Europe, regulators have modified their methods of dealing with volcanic events, including the development of new technology to detect fine volcanic ash suspended in the atmosphere.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore August 19, 2014 14:32