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Iceland raises aviation alert again after small fissure eruption near volcano

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.

The country’s meteorological agency described the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, about five kilometers (three miles) north of the vast Dyngjujoekull glacier, as a “very calm lava eruption and can hardly be seen on seismometers.”

Sunday morning’s eruption was the third eruption in the area since Aug. 23. On Friday, a smaller eruption also prompted authorities to briefly raise the aviation warning code to restrict flights around the eruption site.

The Civil Protection Department said all airports remained open.

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