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Fifteen Hundred Earthquakes in November

A total of 1,500 earthquakes hit in Iceland last month. According to data from the Icelandic Met Office, the most seismic activity—or a total of 750 earthquakes—occurred in Eyjafjörður, which was also the location of the strongest earthquake, of a magnitude 3.8, reports.

grimsvotn4_psArchive photo from Grímsvötn. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

In late November, a minor glacial outburst flood was reported in Grímsvötn volcano in Vatnajökull glacier. GPS data shows that the ice level had decreased, a strong indication that a flood had started. The flood reached its peak on November 26.

A glacial outburst isn’t necessarily an indication of an upcoming eruption.

Click here to read more about the Grímsvötn glacial outburst flood.


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