Iceland volcano struck by biggest earthquake yet, still no eruption

August 26, 2014 1:56 PM

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Iceland volcano struck by biggest earthquake yet, still no eruption

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight, the biggest since tremors began 10 days ago, but there is still no sign of an eruption, the country's Meteorological Office said on Tuesday.

Intense seismic activity at Iceland's largest volcano system has raised worries that an eruption could cause another ash cloud like that from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 that shut down much of Europe's airspace for six days.

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