Rifting in Iceland: New Geodetic Data

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Science  06 Aug 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3996, pp. 530-533
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3996.530


Small but measurable lengthening of several survey lines within the eastern rift zone of Iceland occurred between 1967 and 1970. The changes can be interpreted as a widening of the rift by 6 to 7 centimeters, possibly during the 1970 eruption of Hekla volcano.

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