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Panama Papers impact: Iceland PM Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigns

Panama Papers impact: Iceland PM Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigns

In a development which underscores an apparent impact of the so-called Panama Papers, Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson stepped down from his post on Tuesday.

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Iceland Met Office raises Aviation Warning Level to Red after Eruptions

Iceland Eruption raises Aviation Warning Level to Red after Eruptions on Volcano

The Icelandic Met Office warned Air Traffic Control to close the airspace because of recent tremors on the Bardarbunga volcano. The aviation warning was raised to red after an eruption began overnight. The Icelandic Met Office kept its aviation warning level at orange until now.

It was revealed in a statement by the Department of Civil Protection that fissure eruption took place between Dyngjujokull Glacier and the Askja caldera.

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Iceland Issues Red Alert after Small Eruption under Dyngjujokull Ice Cap

Iceland Issues Red Alert after Small Eruption under Dyngjujokull Ice Cap

Indications of a possible eruption under the country's biggest glacier, the Vattnajokull, have sparked fears among Iceland officials, leading them to issue a red alert for the aviation sector. A warning has been issued by the Icelandic Met Office about the eruption that had occurred under the Dyngjujokull ice cap.

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Eruption in Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland Prompts Authorities to Issue ‘Red’ Alert for airlines

Eruption in Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland Prompts Authorities to Issue ‘Red’ Al

On Saturday the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland witnessed initial signs of eruption under the ice cover of the largest glacier in Europe. This prompted the authorities to shut down the airspace that extends over the volcano.

As a safety measure the authorities in Iceland have declared a no-fly zone around the site of eruption that stretches a distance of 100 nautical miles by 140 nautical miles. They have however not closed the air space that stretches over most of the country that lies in the North Atlantic.

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‘Orange’ level Alert Issues at Bardabunga Volcano

‘Orange’ level Alert Issues at Bardabunga Volcano

An alert has been issued at Bardabunga volcano with a level of "orange", according to Iceland's meteorological office.

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Iceland Raises Alert Level for Bardarbunga volcano

Iceland Raises Alert Level for Bardarbunga volcano

Iceland has raised alert level to orange for Bardarbunga volcano. It is the second-highest level which shows that risk of volcanic eruption has increased. According to Iceland's meteorological office, the orange level of risk is raised for aviation industry and any eruption may lead to emission of gas or flooding. All the roads nearby the location have been closed.

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