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South Iceland Earthquakes Decrease in Strength

The seismic activity around Eyjafjallajökull glacier in south Iceland, which is on top of an active volcano, remains stable but the earthquakes have decreased in strength.

Eyjafjallajökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Around 300 smaller quakes were measured in the area last night, none of which were stronger than three points on the Richter scale. Yesterday, there were approximately 20 smaller earthquakes per hour, reports.

According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the quakes indicate that there is still activity in the magma and therefore the area will continue to be monitored.

However, there is nothing indicating an upcoming volcanic eruption. Yet the Civic Protection Department has not lifted the “uncertainty stage,” reports.

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