Iceland turns its volcano alert level down to orange
August 25, 2014, 1:00 am TWN
REYKJAVIK -- Iceland lowered its alert over the nation's largest volcanic system to orange on Sunday after keeping it for one day at the maximum level amid fears of an imminent eruption.
A major explosion at the Bardarbunga volcano, located under a glacier, could signal a replay of the global travel chaos triggered when another Icelandic peak blew four years ago, creating a massive ash cloud across Europe.
The Icelandic Met Office said that there had not been a small sub-glacial eruption on Saturday, as previously announced.
“Presently there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity,” IMO said on its website on Saturday night.