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Bárðarbunga Volcano Trembles

By Iceland Review

An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 registered 6 km east-south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano at 5:37 yesterday, mbl.is reports. Only a week ago, the volcano made headlines with the largest earthquake since the end of the Holuhraun eruption in February of last year. That earthquake was of magnitude 4.4.

A total of 45 earthquakes in excess of magnitude 3 have registered in the area since February, 2015.

Scientists do not believe the tremors to foreshadow an eruption.

Bárðarbunga is located under the ice cap of Vatnajökull glacier. A small eruption there in August of 2014 was followed by the Holuhraun eruption nearby, which produced more lava than most volcanic eruptions in the history of Iceland.

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