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Unusual Activity Around Hekla Volcano

By Iceland Review

Meters around Mt. Hekla in southern Iceland have shown “unusual activity” in recent days. The Public Safety Commission has been alerted.

According to RÚV Public Radio there is no reason for action as of now.

Hekla. Photo: Benedikt Jóhsnnesson

The movements have been recorded in five very precise meters that have been placed around Mt. Hekla in recent years. Professor Páll Einarsson says that these movements are seen in all five meters and even though the evidence is not conclusive they are thought to show magma movement under the volcano.

It has now been eleven years since Mt. Hekla, Iceland’s most famous volcano, erupted. In the years since then the mountain is said to have slowly expanded because of magma buildup.

The last eruption in Hekla came on February 26 2000 and then earthquakes started an hour and a half before the outbreak of the magma.

As of now there is no cause for any activity on behalf of the Public safety commission.

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