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Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm •  Published: August 29, 2014

The so-called fissure eruption was a crack that opened up above a magma intrusion. It didn't produce any significant ash.

The eruption raised concerns because of one in 2010, when Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano erupted and sparked a week of international aviation chaos. Thousands of flights were canceled when aviation officials closed Europe's air space for five days, fearing that volcanic ash could harm jet engines.