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Post by Rogue on Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:12 am

2010 revisited?

Volcano Alert: Thousands Of Intense Earthquakes Rock Iceland
AP
Posted: 08/19/2014 12:52 pm EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.

Iceland has raised its aviation alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange — the second-most severe level. The alert is worrisome because of the chaos that followed the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokul, when more than 100,000 flights were cancelled because volcanic ash floating in the atmosphere is considered an aviation safety hazard.

Some 3,000 earthquakes have taken place since Saturday in Bardarbunga — a subglacial stratovolcano located under Iceland's largest glacier. Iceland's Meteorological Office said that no earthquakes above magnitude 3 have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

Seismologists said Tuesday magma is moving, but it is traveling horizontally.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/19/iceland-volcano-alert_n_5691826.html
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Post by Rogue on Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:14 am

Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange
August 2014 – ICELAND - The risk of an eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has increased, with signs of “ongoing magma movement,” Iceland’s meteorological office says. The risk level to the aviation industry has been raised to orange, the second-highest level, the met office said. Any eruption could potentially lead to flooding or an emission of gas, the office added in a statement.

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, producing an ash cloud that severely disrupted European airspace. The Bardarbunga volcanic system is located under the north-west region of Iceland’s Vatnajokull glacier.

“Intense seismic activity” began at the volcano on 16 August, and there was a strong earthquake in the region early on Monday, the met office said. “This is the strongest earthquake measured in the region since 1996.  “Presently there are no signs of eruption, but it cannot be excluded that the current activity will result in an explosive sub-glacial eruption, leading to an outburst flood and ash emission,” the met office said, adding that the situation was being monitored.

The aviation color codes are used to indicate the level of risk a volcano poses to air travel.

Airlines have been alerted and roadblocks have been set up in the region. The last eruption of the volcano occurred 104 years ago in 1910. Bárðarbunga is Iceland’s largest volcanic system, considered to be close to 200 kilometers (120 mi) long and up to 25 kilometers (16 mi) wide.

The volcano is a monster compared to Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010. An orange alert indicates that a volcano is showing “escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption,” or is erupting without any major volcanic ash emissions. A red alert means that an eruption is “imminent,” or is underway with “significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere.”  

The ash cloud produced by the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption led to hundreds of thousands of passengers being affected by flight restrictions. –BBC TEP
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28843968
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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:57 am

New land being created again Rogue!

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Post by Rogue on Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:29 am



Yes, shame its not somewhere more habitable. So many people being pushed out of their lands.
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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:24 pm

@Rogue wrote:

Yes, shame its not somewhere more habitable. So many people being pushed out of their lands.

With the way things are going, Iceland will be a balmy tropical paradise soon Rogue.

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Post by Rogue on Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:38 pm

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Post by Rogue on Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:40 pm

Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Update: Eruption in Progress
Published: Aug 23, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT weather.com
http://www.weather.com/news/icelands-bardarbunga-volcano-update-eruption-progress-20140823
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Post by Lenzabi on Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:27 pm

Icelandic eruptions have messed with European flights as the ash is dense and clogs the engines. Then of course the winterizing effect of obscurring the sunlight

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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:35 pm

At least it has a name that most people can pronounce!

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Post by Rogue on Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:30 am



Yes much easier, though keeps reminding me of Ninja Turtles!
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Post by Kaere on Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:22 am

lol!
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Post by Agartha on Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:21 am

I just read that there are 3 to 5 earthquakes per second right now, also increasing in magnitude.
And the volcano dike is getting longer and wider by the minutes, it's about 40km long right now.

http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/

(Rogue.......I think I got it right this time, eh?)
hahahaha
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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:42 pm

History of Iceland's Volcanoes and the damage they can cause!



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Post by Rogue on Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:00 am

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