Another eruption at Holuhraun

Another fissure eruption started around 04:00 GMT Sunday on the same fissure which erupted Friday.

The eruption is located at Holuhraun north of Bardarbunga volcano, about 250 km in direct line from Reykjavik. This area is one of the most remote places in Iceland, with no permanent inhabitants nearby. Popular tourist attractions located near the eruption site, including parts of Iceland's largest national park, remain closed.

According to scientists, the latest eruption is roughly the same size as the one at Eyjafjallajokull in 2010, which grounded flights throughout northern Europe. However, no volcanic ash has been detected on radar, and the Icelandic Met Office has thus lowered the aviation alert level from red to orange, meaning no flight restrictions are in effect.

Click here for a live webcam from the eruption