Holuhraun lava eruption rapidly subsiding
A Magnitude 5 earthquake was detected on the northwestern ridge of Bardabunga around 9 am this morning. It is the strongest quake measured in the area in 18 years.
There is quite a lot of seismic activity in and around the north of Vatnajokull. About 500 earthquakes have been detected since midnight last night and the strongest activity is around Dyngjujokull glacier as has been the case in the past few days.
The strongest of these quakes measured 5.7 and occurred on the 26th of august. It was the most powerful earthquake in Iceland since 2008, when a 6.3 Magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage in southern Iceland.
This story, by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), was updated on 1 September 2014, at 12:55 GMT.