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August 27, 2014
Strong earthquake shakes simmering Icelandic volcano
Reykjavik (AFP) Aug 26, 2014
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday struck Iceland's largest volcanic system, which is on orange alert for increased potential of eruption. A major explosion at the Bardarbunga volcano, located under a glacier, could stage a replay of the global travel chaos that followed when another Icelandic peak erupted four years ago, creating a massive ash cloud across Europe. The tremor, registered on the Icelandic Met Office's website, was the strongest recorded in the volanic system since the volcano ... read more

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