Earthquakes over 5 magnitude shake Iceland volcano

August 24, 2014 2:02 PM

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Earthquakes over 5 magnitude shake Iceland volcano

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Two earthquakes measuring over 5 in magnitude — the biggest yet — have shaken Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano after the country issued an aviation red alert warning that an ash-emitting eruption may be imminent.

Iceland's Meteorological Office recorded earthquakes of 5.3 and 5.1 in the early hours of Sunday.

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