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Airlines on Watch Over Potential Volcano Eruption

All airlines that fly in and out of Iceland have been put on notice as a potential volcano eruption could halt travel.

Around 3,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the region since Saturday afternoon with the largest tremor measured 5.2 on the Richter Scale and was felt 120 kilometres away.

The Meteorological Office in Iceland is monitoring the peninsula and has issued a yellow aviation alert, giving unwanted flashbacks of the devastating Eyjafjallajökull eruptions that took place in 2010. A cloud of vast dust and gas from that blast caused chaos across Europe, closing airspace and stranding thousands of travellers.

MP Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, said: “Specialists are saying that it looks like magma eruption could be causing the earthquakes. Either this will die down or the magma will find a way to the surface. More small earthquakes would suggest that.”

MP Ari Trausti Guðmundsson
Jack Goddard
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