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Watch: Drone captures erupting Bardarbunga volcano

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Watch: Drone captures erupting Bardarbunga volcano

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This is the impressive footage from the erupting Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland.

It was shot using an unmanned drone – official name a Phantom 2 quadcopter – because the magma from Bardarbunga is too hot for humans.

There are fears ash from the volcano could cause similar problems to that of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull in 2010, which resulted in the largest air-traffic shutdown since World War II.

Bardarbunga’s latest eruptions began in August. Authorities initially raised the ash warning for aviation to red, the highest level. It was later downgraded to orange, the second highest level, where it remained as of Wednesday, October 1.

Click here for a video on scientists collecting lava from Bardarbunga.