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A webcam has been put up looking over the Bárðarbunga volcano

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  • Grímsvötn volcano This is one of several volcanoes undir the Vatnajökull ice cap. The distance between Grímsvötn and Bárðarbunga volcano is 30 km (18.6 mi). Grímsvötn's last eruption was in 2011 when it caused disruption to air travel in North-Western Europe from May 22–25. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

Now you can follow the events unfolding at Bárðarbunga volcano live. A webcam has been put up looking over the volcano in Vatnajökull glacier. The camera is located at Mt. Grímsfjöll, another volcano in the glacier. The distance between Bárðarbunga and Grímsvötn is 30 km (18.6 mi).

As magma has not reached the surface under the glacier all is quiet on this volcano watch. However intense earthquake swarm continues below.

The camera was set up by the Civil Protection Agency in co operation with the 112 National Emergency Alert, the company M&T and the Icelandic Society for Glacial Research.

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