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A magnitude 4.0 earthquake in Bárðarbunga


Skjálftinn varð klukkan 02:29 í nótt. Myndin er úr safni. Skjálftinn varð klukkan 02:29 í nótt. Myndin er úr safni.

The quake occurred at tonight. The picture is from the collection. Vísir / Vilhelm

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook the eastern part of the Bárðarbunga caldera at 16: 29 tonight.

This is stated in an announcement from the Meteorological Office. Several minor aftershocks were detected, but no eruptions were detected as a result. A magnitude 1.6 earthquake was located in the same area at : 32.

This is the largest earthquake that has been detected in the area since 02. September last year but it was 4.8 in size.


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