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Possible eruption: Civil Protection Uncertainty phase declared due to unrest in Bárðarbunga volcano

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  • Magma on the move  Over 200 earthquakes have been recorded by Báðarbunga volcano (red dots). Screenshot from Iceland Met Office 

     

The National Commissioner of Police and the District Commissioners of Police at Hvolsvöllur town and Húsavík town have declared a Civil Protection Uncertainty phase due to unrest in Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier, Southeast Iceland

According to the Iceland Met Office a large earthquake swarm started at about 3 (3 am) by the volcano. Over 200 earthquakes have been recorded. The largest earthquakes are of magnitue around 3 and above. Measurements indicate magma movements and a possible impending eruption.

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