Volcano in Iceland leads to flight closure over Europe

Volcano in Iceland carries significant risk to flights over Europe. Icelandic airlines are alarmed: because of possible huge ash emissions flights can be canceled.

Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland

The Meteorological Service of Iceland reported that the volcanic eruption began on the north of the country, reported The Reykjavík Grapevine on Friday. According to the service, this refers to the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano, which is located about 300 km from Reykjavik. The country's authorities have announced the highest anxiety level for the airlines, says BBC.

According to the Department of Civil Protection of Iceland, lava hits the way to the surface through a hundred-meter crack in the ice. It has a low fountains and spreads with thin threads. Since the eruption occurs at the non-ice-covered site, the risk of flooding in Northern Iceland is minimal.

In the area of the volcanic eruption there may occur huge ash emissions which are dangerous for air traffic. Last week, the seismologists recorded earth shocks in the vicinity of the volcano. The locals were evacuated from the adjoining areas.

It is to be recalled that in 2010 the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull has caused serious disruptions in flights over Europe that is why many carriers have suffered losses. Previously it was reported about volcano revitalization on the Italian island of Stromboli. The eruption caused a huge volcanic field. Some lava flows reached the sea.

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