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deo LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to pl北京赛车买入技术 ayTap to playThe video will start in8CancelPlay now A large earthquake has hit Icelands Bardarbunga volcano system, the countrys Meteorological Office said. Authorities have been on alert following a surge of small quakes earlier this month echoed the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which spewed out ash and shut down much of Europes airspace. A magnitude 5.4 quake was recorded under Bardarbungas main vo
lcano at 7am yesterday said Icelandic Met Office seismologist Martin Hensch. However, he added that there was no sign of a fresh eruption. It came a day after a small eruption in a fissure in a glacier about 40km (25 miles) from the main crater in Icelands largest volcano system. Bardarbunga: The area around the volcano has been evacuated (Image: Reutrs) The Met Office initially raised its aviation warning to red, its highest level, on Friday, then reduced it to orange and removed all airspace restrictions after the eruption st
opped. Mr Hensch said there were currently no signs of magma head
ing back to the surface, though it was impossible to predict how the situation would develop. T
here are so many parameters in this system, he said. We cannot make a forecast for the next hours or the next few days. So we have to continue to monitor and react to events when they happen.