Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

(Lydur Skulason)
(Lydur Skulason)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 8/23 12:23 pm

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano that's starting to erupt in Iceland has prompted authorities to raise the country's aviation alert to its highest level.

Iceland raised the alert level to red, indicating an eruption that could cause "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere." But no ash or steam has been detected yet

Authorities declared a no-fly zone of 100 nautical miles by 140 nautical miles around the eruption as a precaution, but did not shut the country's airspace.

The eruption has been detected under a glacier in a remote part of Iceland. Scientists flew over the ice cap today and saw no sign of the eruption on the surface of the glacier.

A volcanic eruption in Iceland in 2010 produced an ash cloud that caused a week of international aviation chaos, with more than 100,000 flights canceled.

 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share

Slideshows

Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.