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More than One Hundred Quakes in 24 Hours

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More than One Hundred Quakes in 24 Hours

Holuhraun

Photo: Jóhannes Benediktsson

The eruption in Holuhraun is still active, but the Icelandic Met Office says the underground magma flow seems to be minimal.

More than 20 earthquakes of magnitude greater than 4.0 have occurred in the past three days, the biggest on Friday, measuring 5.2. All were to the northeast of Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier.

In the past 24 hours around 100 earthquakes have shaken Bárðarbunga, the biggest was of magnitude 4.6 and hit at 4.30 am.

The sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas cloud from the eruption is predicted to drift to the southwest today and tomorrow and cover an area approximately from Selfoss to Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

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