(ABC News) An aviation red alert was issued by Iceland today after a volcano started to erupt with lava flowing under nearly 400 to 900 feet of ice.

The Iceland police announced that the airspace immediately over the Bardarbunga volcano has been closed and the aviation alert was raised its highest level.

The Bardarbunga volcano started erupting under the Dyngjujokull glacier in Iceland around 10:30 a.m. local time today. The Iceland Met Office said the lava eruption is currently small and has not broken through the glacier.

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