The Aviation industry was on high alert much before, due to the signs of two volcanic eruptions. The current event was not as explosive as expected and no hazardous volcanic ash was detected in the radar system.
The eruption occurred at 5kms in the North of Dyngjujoekull glacier. There has been no record of any ashes disrupting the aircraft engines; however, the residents were already evacuated much before the start of the eruption. These two eruptions took place in distant places out of which one of them was in Papua New Guinea.
The volcano evolved last Friday morning, without leaving any worse ashes into the sky. One of the professors of Geosciences – David Rothery said; “If this eruption persists, it could become a tourist attraction, as it will be relatively safe to approach, although the area is remote. This event should not be seen as ‘relieving the pressure’ on Bardarbunga itself, nor is it a clear precursor sign of an impending Bardarbunga eruption.”
In simple terms, it means that the fissure formed a crack to open up, above the magma intrusion, which is about 1 kilometer long. Despite the little risks, thousands of flights were cancelled, to be on the safer side.