"Seismic swarm" rattles Iceland volcano, flight alert raised a notch



Iceland raised its aviation alert by a notch on Friday after several earthquakes hit one of the country's biggest volcanoes, the strongest tremors since a string of quakes last month raised concerns over a possible eruption.
The alert only moved to the second lowest level of the four color scale, but in 2010, ash from an eruption of the nearby Eyjafjallajokull volcano resulted in a major part of Europe's airspace having to close for several days.
The Icelandic Met Office said two quakes, the largest with a magnitude of 3.7, had shaken the Katla volcano in southern Iceland and that "an... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 25
Source: Reuters
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