Bárðarbunga Trembles

An aerial view of Bárðarbunga volcano.

An aerial view of Bárðarbunga volcano. mbl.is/RAX

An earthquake, measuring 3.4, shook the southern part of Bárðarbunga caldera this morning at 6:28 am, the Icelandic Met Office reports. The earthquake originated 7.8 km (4 mi) east of Bárðarbunga volcano. There have been few aftershocks, and no volcanic unrest has been measured.

This was the only seismic activity in Iceland measuring more than 3 in the past 48 hours.

During the week of July 9-15, more than 300 tremors registered in Iceland, according to the Icelandic Met Office. The greatest activity was north of North Iceland, with the largest earthquake measuring 3.6 in the evening of July 11, northwest of Gjögurtá. That quake was felt in the towns of Siglufjörður, Ólafsfjörður, Akureyri and Húsavík, as well as in Fnjóskadalur valley.

You can view a map of the latest seismic activity here.




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