"Here We Go Again": Iceland Volcano Erupts; Authorities Raise Aviation Alert To "Red"

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Jul 10, 2023 - 05:55 PM

For days, swarms of earthquakes have rattled parts of the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. We previewed this in a note titled Earthquake Swarm Rattles Iceland As Experts Warn "Eruption Could Occur Within Days." In fact, days later, AFP News Agency just reported, "Volcano erupts near Iceland's capital: met office." 

The Icelandic Meteorological Office has just raised the aviation code to "red" after the eruption northwest of Litli-Hrutur on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The main airport, Keflavik, is nearby and said there are no flight disruptions. 

"From web-camera imagery, there are visible gas emissions and the beginning of a lava glow," IMO said. 

Here is unconfirmed footage of the volcanic eruption. 

In 2010, nearly all flights in Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean were halted for a week as ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano sparked one of the most significant air traffic disruptions in peacetime until the Covid virus pandemic in 2020.