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Iceland on volcano alert

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REYKJAVIK: Iceland has put its Coast Guard on alert after scientists warned that one of the country’s biggest volcanoes is showing increased levels of unrest. 

A warning sign blocks the road to the Bardarbunga volcano, 20 kilometres away, in the northwest region of the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland. (Reuters Photo)

"The rate of earthquakes has increased such that they are happening so quickly that it is difficult for the seismologist to discern individual events," the Reykjavik-based Meteorological Office said in a statement. "The activity continues and an eruption can therefore not be ruled out."

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