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3D Graph of Earthquake Activity under Bárðarbunga Volcano

Twenty-four-year-old Icelandic programmer Bæring Gunnar Steinþórsson at CCP has set up a webpage showing the seismic activity under the Bárðarbunga volcano, located under Vatnajökull glacier, in 3D.

Bæring uses the data from apis.is, visir.is reports. The data gives the depth and magnitude of each earthquake as well as the GPS coordinates. “This makes it easy to work with the data,” Bæring said. His 3D graph shows the activity hour by hour and can be rotated to show the activity from different angles.

The earthquakes have been continuing since the weekend and show no signs of letting up but there is also no sign of an eruption yet. The earthquakes have been below a magnitude 3.0 during the last 48 hours but before that there were some between 3.0 and 4.0.

A Code Orange was issued on Monday in light of increased likelihood of an eruption after continued earthquakes in the area.

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