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Increased Seismicity in Bárðarbunga Volcano

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Increased Seismicity in Bárðarbunga Volcano

Holuhraun.

The Holuhraun eruption. Photo: Jóhannes Benediktsson.

In the past 24 hours the seismicity activity recorded in and around Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier was slightly more intense than the 24 hours prior. More than 100 earthquakes were detected in the period, all below magnitude 5.0.

About ten of the earthquakes were above magnitude 4.0 and ten other quakes between magnitude 3.0 and 4.0, as stated in the Icelandic Met Office’s latest update, published this morning.

The largest quake to hit in the past 24 hours was of magnitude 4.6 and occurred at 4:09 pm yesterday. Seismicity in the northern part of the intrusive dike, connecting Bárðarbunga to the eruption site in Holuhraun, remains similar as in the last few days.

The eruption carries on at a similar intensity. Visibility of the eruption is currently good on webcams and no changes can be seen.

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