via Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga hit by 53 quakes as expert warns it’s preparing for ERUPTION | Science | News | Express.co.uk

The largest of Iceland’s volcanos saw an eruption in August 2014, which lasted for six months, but experts worry another is about to happen.

A series of relatively small quakes, with the largest registering at 2.1 on the richter scale, have been hitting the 6,591ft tall Bardarbunga volcano which has been interpreted as a sign an eruption is on the horizon.

Páll Einarsson, a volcanology expert at the University of Iceland, revealed the latest quakes were part of a series that have been “in progress for two years” as he warned Bardarbunga is “clearly preparing for its next eruption” within the next few years.

He said: “The reason for the earthquakes in this place is that the volcano Bardarbunga is inflating, i.e. the pressure of magma in the magma chamber is increasing It has been doing this since the last eruption ended, in February 2015.

via Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga hit by 53 quakes as expert warns it’s preparing for ERUPTION | Science | News | Express.co.uk

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