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Seismic Activity Continues at Bárðarbunga

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Seismic Activity Continues at Bárðarbunga

The eruption in Holuhraun on September 3, 2014.

The eruption in Holuhraun. Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

Seismic activity is continuing in the eruption area at Bárðarbunga and Holuhraun with about 50 earthquakes occurring between midnight and 6:45 am this morning.

The largest were within magnitude 3.0 and were sourced at the caldera rim of Bárðarbunga, according to the Icelandic Met Office.

Light southwesterly winds are expected today. An area northeast of the eruption site, with Herðubreið in the north and Kárahnjúkar in the south, may be affected by sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution.

Measurements of air quality can be found on the webpage loftgaedi.is. The Icelandic Met Office issues warnings on their webpage.

Information and any questions on air pollution can be sent to the Environment Agency of Iceland via [email protected]. Information (in both English and Icelandic) as well as questions and answers (mostly in Icelandic) are posted on the agency’s Facebook page.

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