Iceland Raises Volcano Alert Level to Second-Highest

August 18, 2014 11:18 PM

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Iceland Raises Volcano Alert Level to Second-Highest

Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.

Ash from the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 shut down much of Europe's airspace for six days, affecting more than 10 million people and costing $1.7 billion.

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