Two 3+ quakes at Bárðarbunga

Bárðarbunga erupting last year.

Bárðarbunga erupting last year. Photo: Icelandic Met Office

Following a 3.2 magnitude tremor just over a month ago, Iceland’s Barðarbunga was hit by two 3+ quakes in the early hours of Sunday morning.

There are ever clearer signs – including seismic activity – that magma is building up underneath the Barðarbunga caldera, although this is not necessarily uncommon in recently erupted volcanoes.

The strongest of yesterday’s quakes measured 3.5 and hit at 2:23 am. Four minutes later, a 3.1 tremor shook the area.

Bárðarbunga is one of Iceland’s most powerful volcanoes and is located under the country’s famous Vatnajökull glacier. It erupted for six months in 2014-15.

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USD USD 106.65 EUR EUR 124.20
GBP GBP 139.04 DKK DKK 16.67
NOK NOK 12.95 SEK SEK 11.97
CHF CHF 106.80 JPY JPY 0.95
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.