Earthquake in Bárðarbunga

An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 shook Bárðarbunga volcano this morning at 7:08, according to the Icelandic Met Office. The volcano is located under the ice cap of Vatnajökull glacier. The source of the earthquake was 4.5 km (2.8 mi) east-southeast of the volcano. It was preceded by a tremor of magnitude 2.9 at 7 am, which originated 3.9 km (2.4 mi) east-southeast of the volcano.

The earth trembled in the southwest corner of Iceland as well. Last night at 8:12 pm, a tremor of magnitude 3.1 was registered by Kleifarvatn lake in Reykjanes, followed by a series of smaller tremors. Its source was 5.6 km (3.5 mi) northeast of the Krýsuvík geothermal area.

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