New fissure eruption at Iceland volcano, aviation warning raised to red

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Posted: Aug 31, 2014 4:52 AM

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Iceland's Meteorological Office raised its ash warning level for aviation to red - the highest level - on Sunday after a new fissure eruption in an ice-free area north of the Bardarbunga volcano.

"A small eruption started at 0600 this morning," the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management said in a statement.

"The Icelandic Met Office has raised the aviation color code to red for Bárðarbunga/Holuhraun."

(Reporting by Robert Robertsson; Editing by Hugh Lawson)