Icelandic Volcano Bardarbunga

Volcano Aviation Color Changed from Red, Remains Orange

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On August 31st, the Aviation Color Code for Bardarbunga was briefly changed to red, meaning eruption is imminent or in progress and significant emission of ash into atmosphere is likely. 

Hours later, the Iceland Meteorological Office reset the Aviation Color Code to orange, meaning the volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption. The Aviation Color Code has since remained orange. 

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