Icelandic volcano erupts

Eruption could cause "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere."

Ash rising from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano in 2008.
Associated Press

A volcano in Iceland is erupting.

Officials say that a small subglacial eruption is underway at the Bardarbunga volcano.

The country has raised its aviation alert for the volcano to the highest level of red, indicating an eruption that could cause "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere."

An eruption in Iceland in 2010 affected more than 10 million air travellers and cost $1.7 billion US.

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