Swarm of earthquakes at Skjaldbreiður volcano - but no sign of eruption

An unusual swarm of earthquakes occurred in dormant volcano Skjaldbreiður which forms part of the beautiful mountain range at Lake Þingvellir yesterday. 

Over 100 quakes were detected, the largest measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale. 

Despite these numerous earthquakes, a volcanologist at the Iceland Met Office says that there is no sign of an eruption and there would have to be more changes there for people to prepare for such an event. 




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