Rifts spotted in ice cap

Flokkar: Volcano
Photo: Tobias During


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Six kilometer long rifts in the Dyngjujökull-glacier, north-east of Bárðarbunga, were spotted by scientists on a flight over the glacier today. They also saw signs of calderas in the glacier‘s ice cap forming to the south-east of Bárðarbunga.

Scientists still say there is not definitive sign of a volcanic eruption having started. The rifts were spotted in the same area where seismic activity has been monitored by geologists since mid-August. 

 

This story, by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), was updated on August 27. 2014, at 22.19 GMT.

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