Iceland reopens airspace after red alert hours

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 9:20:25 by
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Just hours lasted red alert imposed by the Icelandic weather service for aviation Bardarbunga near the volcano, where an outbreak was detected early on Friday, reports the BBC. At noon, after verifying that it was only a minor volcanic activity, authorities have reopened the airspace and have announced that they will continue monitoring, but the alert level orange.

Regarding the small eruption this morning, scientists said that a crack of a mile long lava struck the northern part of Vatnajokull glacier, the largest in Iceland, under which lies the Bardarbunga. No volcanic ash from the crack was detected, although they had already announced that along a plane Friday Coast Guard will continue to monitor the area.

The volcano has recently been shaken by several earthquakes.

The eruption fissure is between the glacier and Dyngjujokull Askja caldera. The area belongs to the Bardarbunga mountain range, 200 kilometers long. “Scientists have documented the event from a safe distance. The Icelandic weather service has raised the alert color to red for aviation in place, ” confirmed the sources of civil protection.

On Tuesday, scientists warned that they had detected several boilers (depressions in the surface of the volcano), which could be a sign of impending eruption. On Wednesday, a plane spotted subsidence of about 10 to 15 feet deep and a mile wide.

On Sunday, Iceland lowered the alert level Bardarbunga possible eruption of the volcano, the second highest in the country and lifted the restriction of airspace in the area, after a day earlier had declared the red alert risk imminent eruption.

However, the seismic activity in the area continued to be very strong and has remained banned from visiting the vicinity of the volcano, which is situated one of the most visited parks in the country.

A week, a spokesman for the European organization for the safety of air navigation, Eurocontrol, said that the EU is ” better prepared ” to deal with a situation like this in 2010, when a cloud of ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupted Makes chaos in European skies.

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