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Holuhraun eruption

Over 200 Earthquakes in Bárðarbunga over Weekend

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues with similar intensity to recent weeks. There were over 200 earthquakes in the Bárðarbunga caldera over the weekend, 44 of which were larger than magnitude 3.0. The largest were magnitude 5.3.
The Holuhraun eruption up close.

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits Bárðarbunga

Seismic activity in the Bárðarbunga system and volcanic activity at the eruption site in Holuhraun is comparable to recent days, the Icelandic Met Office reported this morning. A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit on the northern rim of the caldera at 08:36 am.
Cracks in the lava by the Holuhraun eruption.

Changes in Groundwater May Signal Large Earthquake

The results of a new study on two large earthquakes in North Iceland in 2012 and 2013 indicate that changes in the chemical composition of groundwater in areas prone to earthquakes may be used to predict large earthquakes and to improve knowledge of processes in the earth’s crust.

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