40 earthquakes in the magma tunnel

The eruption at Sundhnúkagígar crater row.

The eruption at Sundhnúkagígar crater row. Photo/Hörður Kristleifsson

Over 40 earthquakes have been detected in the last 24 hours in the magma tunnel at Svartsengi.

According to Böðvar Sveinsson, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, the number is similar to yesterday.

More earthquakes occurred at Kleifarvatn lake last night following yesterday’s earthquake, which measured 3.3 magnitude, but they were not large.

Sveinsson says that there is a possibility of a trigger quake that could be connected to the eruption at Sundhnúkagígar crater row.

The situation at the volcanic eruption is that it is still tumbling similarly to yesterday. Last night, it was possible to see a clear eruption activity in the crater, although it was small.



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