Iceland lowers warning code from red to orange – No sub-glacial eruption after all.
“Observations show that a sub-glacial eruption did not occur yesterday. The intense low-frequency seismic signal observed yesterday has therefore other explanations,” the Icelandic Met Office said.
However, since seismic activity remained high, an eruption can still not be excluded, the office said.
Restrictions on roads and evacuated areas in the region also remain in effect.
Thousands of small earthquakes have been recorded over the past week at Bardarbunga, Iceland’s largest volcanic system.
Earthquakes getting bigger
The Met Office said a magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 5 km (3 miles) depth struck after midnight, with a magnitude 5 some five hours later.
“These are the strongest events measured since the onset of the seismic crisis at Bardarbunga and the strongest since 1996,” the office said.
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