The eruption which started in Holuhraun lava field, north of Vatnajökull, yesterday morning, is subsiding quickly.
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Three large earthquakes shook Bárðarbunga during the night. The first, of magnitude 3.9, occurred at 2:25 am 4.4 km northeast of the volcano, the second, of magnitude 4.2, at 3:09 am 5.2 km east-southeast of Bárðarbunga and the third, of magnitude 4.5, at 5:00 am 5.3 km northeast of Bárðarbunga.
Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson, who has been at the eruption site at Holuhraun all Sunday along with other scientists, said that about 700 earthquakes had been recorded in the area since midnight.
Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson told RÚV that the lava is getting thicker. He reckoned that the lava flow was 300 to 400 cubic meters (about 10,000 cubic feet) per second. The action is now greater on the northern side of the fissure.
According to volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson, the eruption in Holuhraun lava field is more powerful now than it was this morning.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred in Bárðarbunga caldera just after midday today. This is the ninth earthquake over a magnitude 5.0 to occur in the area since a level of uncertainty was first declared in Bárðarbunga two weeks ago.
The eruption which started in Holuhraun lava field this morning is 50 times larger than the eruption which occurred in the same area on Friday morning, according to professor of geophysics Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson.