The Icelandic Meteorological Office has changed the volcanic activity alert status for aviation in Iceland from red to orange. The small eruption is not a threat to aviation and the published aviation warning area has been cancelled. A 3 nautical mile radius and 5,000 foot altitude immediate safety restricted flight area around the volcanic activity set by the Icelandic Transport Authority remains is effect.
The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police are still operating under Emergency Phase.
A media unit is placed at the National Crisis Coordination Center, providing information and dealing with media requests. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +354-5702644/43