Iceland lowered its alert over the nation's largest volcanic system to orange Sunday after keeping it for one day at the maximum level amid fears of an imminent eruption. (AFP/Arni Saeberg)
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Seismic activity at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano eased slightly overnight after a series of large quakes and there were still no signs of an eruption, the country's Met Office said early Monday.Authorities have been on alert since increased movement at Iceland's largest volcano system this month triggered memories of the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 that shut down much of Europe's airspace for six days.Bardarbunga, located under the ice cap of a glacier, was hit by a magnitude 5 quake late Sunday, one of several large quakes during the day.
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