Science At ease, Iceland: volcano alert deemed false alarm

Iceland relaxed a volcano alert spurred by reports of subglacial activity. The alert, which had shutdown much Europe's airspace for six days, proved to be unfounded.

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Iceland lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red on Sunday after further analysis of an apparent eruption under a glacier found there had been no eruption after all.