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Ómar Ragnarsson, a journalist and pilot, says that in his flight over Vatnajökull this afternoon he saw new cracks in the ice of Bárðarbunga. Previous fissures also seem to be widening. The earthquake activity reminds him of the Krafla eruptions which lasted for eight years from 1976 to 1984.
Magnús Tumi said, that now an eruption in Bárðarbunga has now become a possibility. He says that history shows that a subglacial eruption in more common than one in the neighboring area. Then again, there might be no more eruptions.
Scientists from the Icelandic Met Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences and representatives of the Civil Protection in Iceland met this morning for a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection. Among the conclusions is that an eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano is...