Iceland's Civil Protection Department has said that a subglacial earthquake that was believed to have taken place yesterday at the Bardarbunga volcano "did not take occur". In a statement, the department said:
Scientists' observations conclude that a sub-glacial eruption did not occur yesterday as was previously believed. The Icelandic Met Office has decided to move the aviation color-code from red to orange.
Therefore, all restrictions on aviation have been cancelled and all scheduled services airports in Iceland are open.
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