Earthquake swarm by Bárðarbunga volcano
15:00 At about 3 a.m. this morning (16 August), an earthquake swarm began by Bárðarbunga volcano in NW Vatnajökull ice cap. Over 200 earthquakes have been recorded. The largest earthquakes have magnitudes of around 3 and over. This is the most intense earthquake swarm in this area for years. Measurements indicate magma movement. The IMO is following the situation closely and has alerted the Civil Protection Agency and aviation authorities.