Airlines Get Ready for Bárðarbunga-ocalypse as Another Iceland Volcano is Set to Erupt

EYJAFJALLAJOKULL, ICELAND - MAY 12: The volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupting in Iceland on May 12th 2010, Ash cloud rises into the air wreaking havoc in international flights. Image via J. Helgason

EYJAFJALLAJOKULL, ICELAND – MAY 12: The volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupting in Iceland on May 12th 2010, Ash cloud rises into the air wreaking havoc in international flights. Image via J. Helgason

We all remember the travel hell bestowed upon millions when Iceland’s famously unpronounceable Eyjafjallajokull erupted, spewing plumes of ash as far south as Spain. Well, Iceland’s Meteorological Office is hearing rumblings from Iceland’s major stratovolcano, Bárðarbunga, and it is striking fear in airline executives around the globe who lost millions because of 2010’s disruption. A good indicator that an eruption is soon to take place is an earthquake, and the strongest earthquake measured since 1996 was just measured on Monday. Because of this, Icelandic authorities have raised their aviation alert to Orange, which indicates “heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.”

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