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Iceland volcano erupts under glacier

Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano erupted under ice Saturday, causing a closure of air space.
By Danielle Haynes   |   Aug. 23, 2014 at 5:59 PM   |   Comments

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday, prompting the country to close airspace over the volcano due to the likelihood of a significant emission of ash.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office found a small volcanic eruption under the ice gap of a glacier at the volcano, which is situated in central Iceland.

The office raised its aviation alert at the site to red, signifying that an eruption is in progress.

It's not clear if Bárðarbunga will erupt above the glacier, though scientists have recorded an increase in seismic activity in the area. The volcano last erupted in 1910.

In 2010, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted, disrupting European air travel.

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