The eruption has come to an end

The Scientific Advisory Board of the Civil Protection met this morning. The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun, which began on August 31st 2014, has come to an end. Bardarbunga system, Bardarbunga caldera and the area around Holuhraun will be monitored closely.

Gas pollution is still detected around the eruption site. No changes have been made to the restricted area north of Vatnajökull. The Civil Protection still operates in Alert phase.

No changes have been made to the restricted area north of Vatnajökull and the Civil Protection still operates in alert phase.

The Aviation Colour Code for Bárðarbunga has been downgraded from orange to yellow.The Aviation Colour Code system for Icelandic Volcanic Systems is explained here on the Icelandic Met Office web site.

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