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Increasing Seismic Activity Under Mýrdalsjökull

The Meteorological Office of Iceland reports increasing seismic activity underneath Mýrdalsjökull, a glacier on the south coast of Iceland.

In the announcement by the Meteorological Office, seen below, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was registered yesterday morning at 07:54AM.

Following the initial seismic activity, a string of stronger quakes was registered. The largest was measured at magnitude 3.8 yesterday at 11:50AM.

The subglacial volcanic system is notable, as Mýrdalsjökull’s sister glacier, Eyjafjallafökull, caused significant disruption  to European air travel in 2010.

Although there are no imminent signs of an eruption, specialists at the Meteorological Office have stated that some glacial flooding may be possible.

Travellers to the south coast are asked to use caution and refer to vedur.is for travel bulletins.

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