An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 hit the Bárðarbunga volcano – under the famous Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland – just after midnight last night.
This is the largest earthquake hitting the region since the last volcanic eruption of Bárðarbunga that ended in February 2015.
The earthquake was followed by a dozen of aftershocks, the largest measured M 3.5 and occurred at 1:01.
There are no signs of magma movements or volcanic activity. Tremors last night are considered likely to be related to movements in circular cracks in the caldera of Bárðarbunga.
April 09 , 2016. Bárðarbunga, Iceland :
Sources : icelandmonitor.mbl.is ,
Photo : Rax / Ragnar Axelsson