Icelandic authorities have raised the volcanic alert status for aviation to its highest level after seismic instruments indicated the possible beginning of an eruption. The Icelandic Met Office raised the aviation alert status from orange to red on Saturday after measurements suggested that an eruption had begun under the Dyngjujökull glacier, close to the Barðarbunga (Bardarbunga) volcano in southeastern Iceland. The volcano has been the subject of close scrutiny since Aug. 16, ...

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