Bárðarbunga quakes “not uncommon”

Photo: Þórður Arnar Þórðarson

Photo: Þórður Arnar Þórðarson Þórður Arnar Þórðarson

Further consecutive tremors at Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano are not necessarily a sign of anything significant, say experts from the Icelandic Met Office.

A recent spate of 3+ magnitude quakes in the area was followed by two more on Sunday night and further rumbles in the early hours of this morning.

According to Sigþrúður Ármannsdóttir, IMO specialist in natural hazards, such tremors are not uncommon at Bárðarbunga. “That said, we are following the situation very closely.”

On the whole, seismic activity in Iceland currently appears to be relatively calm.

The IMO keeps a running map of earthquakes in Iceland on a dedicated page here.

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