Showing posts with label Bardarbunga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bardarbunga. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

More polluting gas expected from Iceland's volcano (meteorological authority)

More polluting gas might be expected from the Holuhraun lava field following the end of its eruption three days ago, Iceland's Meteorological Office (IMO) said on Monday.

The IMO has been monitoring gas dispersal closely after the eruption in Holuhraun, north of the Bardarbunga volcano in southeastern Iceland, came to an end on Friday,

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano

Iceland on Sunday raised its aviation alert over its largest volcano to the highest level of red after a new eruption nearby.

The alert entails a ban on all flights below 6,000 feet (1.8 kilometers) within a radius of 10 nautical miles (18.5 kilometer) of Bardarbunga.

"All airports are open. The area has no effect on any airports," the Civil Protection Office said in a statement.

Sunday was the third time in a week that Iceland issued a red alert for aviation due to seismic activity near Bardarbunga.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Strong quakes shake Icelandic volcano

Two strong earthquakes on Sunday shook Iceland's largest volcano, which is on orange alert lowered from red one for one day amid fears of an imminent eruption, the Icelandic Met Office said.

A large explosion at the Bardarbunga volcano could signal a replay of the global travel chaos caused by the eruption of another Icelandic peak four years ago, which created a massive ash cloud across Europe.

The earthquakes were listed on the Met Office's website with intensities of 5.3 and 5.1 on the Richter scale, which makes them the strongest recorded in the region since the current seismic cycle began last week.

EL News