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Iceland: More powerful volcanic eruption occurs, but no flights affected

September 2, 2014 - 6:00am


A volcanic eruption has been reported in southeast Iceland, with lava flying almost 200 feet into the air.

Iceland's Met Office said the eruption is 50 times more powerful than another very recent one, but called the latest outburst "calm," reports CBS News.

The fissure cuts through the Holuhraun lava field, between Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes.

CBS News reported that the aviation alert warning was briefly raised to red. No commercial flights were affected.

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