The Met Office has raised the aviation color code from orange to red resulting in the air space immediately above the eruption site being closed. There is still no reason to close Iceland‘s air space as such, according to Melissa Anne Pfeffe, an expert on ash distribution at the Met Office. International air traffic is therefore not affected.
Scientists at the Icelandic Met Office believe that a small sub-glacial volcanic eruption has now started under the icecap of Dyngjujökull glacier in the Northern part of Vatnajökull glacier
Scientists differ on how to interpret several large quakes from Thursday that originated in the center of the Bárðarbunga caldera.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 shook the Bardarbunga volcano just before midnight last night.