The Civil Protection Department reported that scientists who flew over the ice cap saw no signs of eruption at the surface level, but authorities still raised the aviation alert to red due to the threat of "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere." From the AP:
Icelandic authorities declared a no-fly zone of 100 nautical miles by 140 nautical miles around the eruption as a precaution, but did not shut down air space over most of the island nation in the North Atlantic.
Spokeswoman Olof Baldursdottir told the AP that "all airports are open and flights are on schedule."
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