New fissure eruption at Iceland volcano, aviation warning raised to red

by Reuters
Sunday, 31 August 2014 08:36 GMT

STOCKHOLM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Iceland's Meteorological Office raised its ash warning level for aviation to red - the highest level - on Sunday after a new fissure eruption in an ice-free area north of the Bardarbunga volcano.

"A small eruption started at 0600 this morning," the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management said in a statement.

"The Icelandic Met Office has raised the aviation colour code to red for Bárarbunga/Holuhraun." (Reporting by Robert Robertsson; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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