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Bárðarbunga volcano: An animation showing the 1.400 earthquakes during the first 48 hours

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  • Bárðarbunga growling This is a still from an animation by Aitor García Rey showing the 1.400 earthquakes in Bárðabunga on August 17-18. See the animation below.

There were around 1.400 earthquakes close to Bárðabunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier on August 17 and 18. The earthquakes are close to 3.000 now but you can see the intense underground movement in the first 48 hours in the animation below. 

Scientists and civil protection authorities are expecting an eruption in the area. Nearby roads are still closed for all traffic. Here is a link to a webcam over looking Bárðarbunga.

The animation was made by Aitor García Rey, a Basque coder and designer living in Reykjavík.

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