The National Icelandic Broadcasting Service, Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV), is reporting that a small eruption has begun in Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano. The Icelandic Meteorologic Office (IMO) has raised the civil aviation alert color code from orange to red, and airspace over the volcano is now restricted. IMO defines this alert: “RED: Eruption is imminent or in progress – significant emission of ash into atmosphere likely.”

There is a Live Stream of the volcano on YouTube here.


Seismic Activity in 3-D updated every 60 seconds. Shows location and depth. Super cool site!

Small eruption believed to have started

Iceland’s volcano has started erupting