Icelandic volcano alert level raised again

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 1, 2014 16:18

Icelandic volcano alert level raised again

The Icelandic Meteorological Office has re-raised its alert status for the risk of atmospheric contamination by volcanic ash, after lowering the status of its previously issued alert during August.

The measure comes as a result of increased seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga and Trölladyngja volcanoes in central Iceland, both of which are on the northern edge of the Vatnajökul glacier region.

Eurocontrol’s Network Operations Portal (NOP) has issued a release stating: “The aviation alert status of the Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga has been changed to code orange [lava eruption in progress]. At the moment there is no ash cloud observed.”

The NOP adds that Icelandic authorities have established a danger area from the surface up to 5,000ft in the vicinity of the volcanoes.

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 1, 2014 16:18