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New Earthquake Hits in Vicinity of Katla Volcano

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New Earthquake Hits in Vicinity of Katla Volcano

An earthquake measuring 3.2 points on the Richter scale in strength was picked up by the Icelandic Meteorological Office’s sensors near Godabunga on Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland, which covers the volcano Katla, shortly before 7 pm last night.

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Mýrdalsjökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

There have been quite a few earthquakes in the glacier this summer, the strongest of which occurred in July and measured 3.8 points on the Richter scale, mbl.is reports.

Last weekend a series of minor earthquakes were registered in the same area and at the same time an equally small earthquake hit close to the volcano Hekla, which is also in south Iceland.

None of these tremors were considered an indication of an imminent eruption, although geologists have mentioned that both volcanoes could be likely candidates for Iceland’s next outburst.

Click here to read more about the recent seismic activity.

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