Ice over the rumbling Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland has melted to unveil a row of cauldrons stretched at 1 km wide in length which is mostly due to a sub glacial eruption and hence the country’s meteorological office said late on wednesday. The rumbling has been a cause of concern for an eruption that could spell trouble for air travel. An ash cloud from the volcano made by eruption of Eyjafjallajokull was the reason for the closing up of the Europe’s airspace for six whole days.
According to the website of the Met Office, it was shown that it had not examined an increase in the level of tremors in connection with the discovery of the cauldrons that measure 10 to 15 meters deep and 4 to 6 km in length.
Palmi Erlendsson who is a geologist at the Met Office, stated the warning code for a possibility of the occurrence of a volcanic disruption to the aviation industry pertains the orange code, which is the second highest level.
Red, which obviously is the highest level of alert, depicts an eruption is about to happen for sure or underway followed by a risk of emission of ash.
According to the Met Office earlier on Wednesday, the seismic activity in the Icelandic area was still high after two earthquakes having a magnitude of 5.0+ hit the volcano overnight and a nearby volcano was shook by another quake. The night before witnessed a quake having a massive 5.7 magnitude which is clearly the biggest earthquake yet at Bardarbunga.
The warning code was lowered from red to orange on Sunday.