Strong earthquake activity at Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland – M4.2 and M3.8 quakes rattle the volcano at night

A strong earthquake activity was reported at Bárðarbunga volcano during last night.

Is Bárðarbunga volcano getting close to being fully inflated again since the eruption in Holuhraun ended in February 2015?

Two strong earthquakes hit bardarbunga volcano on August 27 2017, Bardarbunga seismic unrest
Two strong earthquakes hit bardarbunga volcano on August 27 2017. via Vedur.is

During the night of 27-August-2017 two strong earthquakes – M3,8 at 01:42 UTC and M4,2 at 01:45 UTC – hit within the Bárðarbunga volcano.

The second earthquake is the largest earthquake to happen since 02 August 2017 when a magnitude 4,5 earthquake took place.

The seismic activity at Badarbunga has dramatically slowed down during the last few months, with only few earthquakes reported every two weeks.

But ‘strong’ earthquakes over M3.5 or above M4.0 only happen once or twice a month.

So, is the Bárðarbunga volcano getting close to being fully inflated again since the eruption in Holuhraun ended in February 2015?

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