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Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange!

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Exciting, lets hope its settled down for our visit in February!

An orange alert indicates that a volcano is showing “escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption”, or is erupting without any major volcanic ash emissions.

A red alert means that an eruption is “imminent”, or is underway with “significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere”.

The ash cloud produced by the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption led to hundreds of thousands of passengers being affected by flight restrictions.