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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ICELAND VOLCANO ALERT: INTERNATIONAL NEWS (ABCNEWS--QUOTED)

"Iceland volcano: Alert downgraded to orange, airspace reopened to some traffic" 

"Iceland has downgraded its volcano alert from red to orange after a small eruption that is no longer considered a threat to aviation.
Airspace has reopened below 5,000 feet in a radius of 10 nautical miles around the site of the eruption after earlier being closed to air traffic.
"A three-nautical-mile radius and 5,000-foot ... restricted flight area around the volcanic activity set by the Icelandic Transport Authority remains in effect," the Meteorological Institute said in a statement.
Earlier, Iceland had raised its alert warning level to maximum after a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system.
It said then that the eruption, along a one-kilometre-long fissure in a lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier, was not producing detectable amounts of ash.
The civil protection office said the eruption began just after midnight (10:00am AEST).
The eruption did not take place inside Bardabunga's ice-covered crater, but in a lava field a little further north, at a considerable distance from any habitation."


Thanks to ABC News for this interesting news article.  Retrieved 30th of Aug at 6:29 am
Australian time.

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