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Iceland evacuates area near Bardarbunga volcano Iceland warns of possible volcanic eruption   Iceland has raised its alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange — the second-most severe level German airports reopen as ash dissipates. Germany Ash flight delays hit thousands   Scotland: Thousands of passengers have had their flights cancelled because of drifting ash from an Icelandic volcano Iceland's volcanic ash heads for London Icelandic ash drifting southwards  Ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland could begin to drift across the UK towards the end of the week Volcano eruption closes Iceland airspace   A dark cloud of smoke was rising from the glacier, and scientists were flying over the scene to evaluate the event Iceland volcano starts erupting Map of Grimsvotn Iceland
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Aviation risk level from Bardarbunga lowered Eruption under ice-cap sparks red alert Iceland says subglacial eruption is under way Map of Bardarbunga Iceland
Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano alert Iceland eruption near volcano triggers red alert Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano Map of Bardarbunga Iceland

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  Earthquakes are rocking Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic
 Bárđarbunga is a stratovolcano located under Vatnajökull, Iceland's most extensive glacier. The second highest mountain in Iceland, 2,009 metres
  Iceland raised its aviation alert to red Saturday as a subglacial eruption began at the restless Bardarbunga volcano


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  Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland

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May.23     Eyjafjallajokull volcano reduces activity  The volcano which has been disrupting air traffic for more than a month is showing a marked drop in activity, new measurements suggest May.17   UK ash cloud restrictions easing   London: Officials have lifted flight restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and other airports after the volcanic cloud that closed UK airspace moved on May.16   Ash cloud to close Heathrow and Gatwick
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  London: Britain's two busiest airports are to close shortly as a volcanic ash cloud drifts further south, threatening major disruption to thousands of people
May.15 Ash cloud closes N. Ireland airspace. Northern Ireland Volcano may again close UK airports. London May.9   Volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights
  European Union: Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano prompted flight cancellations in parts of Europe again. Eurocontro expects 500 flights below average May.8   Ash cloud shuts Spanish airports   Spain: Spain has closed 19 airports as a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano drifts south over Western Europe. Barcelona is affected May.3 Flights banned in Ireland and parts of UK  All flights in and out of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic have been grounded from 0700 BST because of fresh risks from volcanic ash Apr.22 Iceland closes airports due to volcanic ash  Iceland will close two airports for the first time, a week after ash from a volcano forced the shutdown of airspace over much of Europe Apr.19 EU moves to ease Europe flight curbs   European Union: The EU has moved to ease air travel curbs imposed after much of the airspace was shut because of the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland New cloud could extend travel threat   The eruption of an volcano strengthened, spewing a new ash that officials said was heading toward the United Kingdom Apr.18 EU emergency talks called on air chaos. European Union Test flights: European skies may be safe  England: A few dozen test flights offered hope that the skies over much of Europe may be safe for air travel, but officials made no promises Airlines and airports question flight bans   European Union: The cascade of cancellations continued as an Icelandic volcano poured out dust clouds four miles high, snarling international travel Apr.17 Polish funeral plans hit by ash. Poland Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers
 Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across the continent. Airlines are losing some $200m a day in an unprecedented shutdown of commercial air travel
Apr.15 Europe flights be grounded into weekend  European Union: Flights across much of Europe are being cancelled on a second day of massive disruption caused by drifting ash ejected from a volcano Volcanic ash cloud causes air travel chaos   A cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland swept toward mainland Europe, forcing up to 6,000 flight cancellations across the continent Apr.14   800 evacuated as volcano erupts   Icelandic authorities evacuated about 800 people when a volcano erupted beneath the Eyjafjallajokull glacier Mar.20 Volcano erupts in south Iceland

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Jan.29   Arctic thaw raises security concerns  NATO representatives and lawmakers will meet to discuss security challenges that are likely to arise as the Arctic Circle thaws

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May.29 Iceland rocked by earthquake

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B. 08-31 Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano alert Bardarbunga, Iceland
2. 08-28 Iceland eruption near volcano triggers red alert Bardarbunga, Iceland
08-27 Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano Bardarbunga, Iceland
E. 08-24 Aviation risk level from Bardarbunga lowered Bardarbunga, Iceland
F. 08-23 Eruption under ice-cap sparks red alert Vattnajokull, Iceland
G. 08-23 Iceland says subglacial eruption is under way Bardarbunga, Iceland
H. 08-20 Iceland evacuates area near Bardarbunga volcano Bardarbunga, Iceland
I. 08-18 Iceland warns of possible volcanic eruption Bardabunga, Iceland

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