The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun, which began on August 31st 2014, has come to an end. Bardarbunga system and Bardarbunga caldera will be monitored closely. This is the result of this mornings meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Civil Protection.
Gas pollution is still detected around the eruption site. No changes have been made to the restricted area north of Vatnajökull. The Civil Protection still operates in Alert phase.
The Aviation Colour Code for Bárðarbunga has been downgraded from orange to yellow. Icelandic Volcanic Systems is explained here on the Icelandic Met Office web site.
The next meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Civil Protection will be held on Tuesday 3rd of March 2015.