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Biggest Earthquake Since 2015 Eruption

An earthquake that occurred yesterday morning at Bárðarbunga volcano is the largest since its eruption in 2015, as reported by the Icelandic Met Office. Bárðarbunga is located underneath Vantajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. The earthquake occurred at the northern edge of the Bárðarbunga caldera.

The earthquake was detected at 11:24 am yesterday, August 2nd, and was of magnitude 4.5. Another quake measuring 3.8 preceded it at 11:09 am.

The volcano showed no further signs of disturbance.

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