Icelandic Volcano Activity Could Impact Flights

By Paul Riegler on 30 September 2016
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Flying over Iceland at dawn

Flying over Iceland at dawn

Iceland’s Meteorological Office is warning that increased seismic activity around the Katla volcano near the nation’s capital could affect flights.

The agency raised the alert level to yellow, signifying volcanic activity above background levels following “the unusually high level of unrest at the Katla volcano.” Yellow is the third highest level in the hierarchy.

In early September, two earthquakes at Katla registered 4.5 on the Richter scale.

Civil Defense officials are preparing contingency plans given the impact that the country’s volcano activity has had in past years. In April 2010, ash from an eruption of Eyjafjallajokull resulted in the grounding of thousands of flights across Europe, stranding millions of travelers.

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