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Seismic Activity in Katla Decreases

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Seismic Activity in Katla Decreases

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Photo: The Icelandic Met Office.

Since midnight, about 22 tremors have registered around Katla volcano, South Iceland, which is considerably less than yesterday, RÚV reports. The largest tremor registered shortly after 3 am and was of magnitude 2.7. By comparison, 230 tremors registered in Katla yesterday, including four earthquakes between noon and 12:15 pm in excess of magnitude 3.

Reporter Gísli Einarsson is in the vicinity of Vík í Mýrdal. He stated the recent seismic activity reminds locals of the days preceding the Eyjafjallajökull eruption.

Sigþrúður Ármannsdóttir, natural hazards specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, told RÚV it’s impossible to predict whether the seismic activity continues to decrease. Electrical conductivity in Múlakvísl river remains high, but the water level has subsided.

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