Bardarbunga volcano airspace reopens: Iceland

Iceland reopened the airspace over the Bardarbunga volcano system Friday afternoon, lowering a red alert declared earlier following a small overnight eruption.

Reykjavik: Iceland reopened the airspace over the Bardarbunga volcano system Friday afternoon, lowering a red alert declared earlier following a small overnight eruption.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office, charged with monitoring volcanic activity, said it had lowered the alert level to "orange" for aviation, meaning flights could pass over the area.

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