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Small Earthquakes by Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull

A few minor earthquakes were measured below the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers in south Iceland last night. They were all lower than two points on the Richter scale in strength.


The eruption on Fimmvörduháls seen from Mýrdalsjökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

There has been some seismic activity in the area lately but earth scientists are not concerned that it might lead to volcanic eruptions, reports.

According to recent reports, rumbling can still be heard in Eyjafjallajökull on occasion, but that is not considered an indication that the eruption, which ended last summer, is resuming.

Scientists have speculated that the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull might trigger an eruption in the bigger volcano Katla, which lies underneath the neighboring Mýrdalsjökull icecap, but there have been no signs of an upcoming eruption there either.

Click here to read more about the rumbling in Eyjafjallajökull.

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