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Surface Still Lowering in Bárðarbunga

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Surface Still Lowering in Bárðarbunga

The eruption continues in the middle crater. Photo: Jóhannes Benediktsson.

The eruption seems to be concentrated at the middle crater on the fissure at Holuhraun, but the ice at Bárðarbunga crater is still lowering, indicating that some changes are occurring. It is feared that an eruption could start in the volcano, causing ash dispersion and floods. However, all is quiet at the moment according to the Icelandic Met Office.

No changes in the eruption have been observed since midnight. Around 40 quakes have been detected in Bárðarbunga and the dike, and a few tremors near Herðubreið and Herðubreiðartögl.

No major earthquakes have occurred since midnight; the largest were a magnitude 3.5 at 1:47 am and a magnitude 4.0 at 6:54 am at the south- and southeastern rim of Bárðarbunga (see map).

The eruption in Holuhraun is continuing on one central crater (Baugur), as seen on the webcam. The vertical displacement of the GPS-instrument on the iceshelf at Bárðarbunga is around -20 cm from midnight.

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