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Iceland Volcanos
« on: October 11, 2011, 02:35:48 AM »
Iceland Volcano

April 17th 2010

The volcano in Iceland continues to spew a huge ash cloud, causing flight disruptions in Europe


Picture: ORVAR PORGIERSSON/ BARCROFT MEDIA
The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland closed down airports in Spain, the Canary Islands and parts of Morocco, and looks set to spread further to southwestern France


The Telegraph


Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Eruption

Spectacular Volcanic Lightning captured on film:





Iceland Volcano







Eyjafjallajokull 2010 eruptions

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Eyjafjallajokull (63°38?N 19°36?W; Area 100 km2 /40 sq mi, Summit Elevation: 1666 m 5,466 feet; Volcano Type: Stratovolcano; location: Southern Iceland) (also known as Eyjafjöll) is located west of Katla volcano. Eyjafjallajökull consists of an E-W-trending, elongated ice-covered stratovolcano with a 2.5-km-wide summit caldera. Fissure-fed lava flows occur on both the eastern and western flanks of the volcano, but are more prominent on the western side. Although the 1666-m-high volcano has erupted during historical time, it has been less active than other volcanoes of Iceland's eastern volcanic zone, and relatively few Holocene lava flows are known. An intrusion beneath the south flank from July-December 1999 was accompanied by increased seismic activity and was constrained by tilt measurements, GPS-geodesy and InSAR. The last historical eruption of Eyjafjallajökull prior to an eruption in 2010 produced intermediate-to-silicic tephra from the central caldera during December 1821 to January 1823.

Active Iceland Volcanoes (Eyjafjallajokull)

Live Footage Iceland Volcano 2010 April

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Iceland Volcano Eruption Eyjafjallajokull - Eyjafjalla Ash cloud - Forces of Nature

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HD 720p Iceland volcano eruption, Eyjafjallajökull - by Sean Stiegemeier
Iceland volcano eruption, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010

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Re: Iceland Volcanos
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 02:47:27 AM »
Iceland's Grimsvotn Volcano Erupts Again
Wednesday, May 25, 2011


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Iceland's most active volcano, Grímsvötn, erupted on Saturday for the first time since 2004, hurling a plume of steam and ash nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles) into the sky. People living next to the glacier where the Grímsvötn volcano burst into life were most severely affected, with ash blocking out the daylight and smothering buildings and vehicles. Iceland also closed its main international airport and canceled domestic flights on Sunday, and aviation officials will be closely monitoring European airspace for the next few days. The outburst is the volcano's most powerful since 1873 -- stronger than the Eyjafjallajokull volcano which caused trouble last year -- but it may not cause the same degree of upheaval. Scientists say the type of ash being spewed out is less easily dispersed and winds have so far been more favorable than during last year's blast. Gathered here are a handful of images taken in the land of fire and ice over the weekend.

Iceland's Grimsvotn Volcano Erupts Again


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Image source: (NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response)


Image source: (AP Photo/Jon Gustafsson)

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Image source: (© Jóhann Ingi Jónsson)


A plane flies past a smoke plume resulting from the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland, May 21, 2011. Airlines began canceling flights to Britain because of the ash cloud from the volcano reaching its airspace, although experts expected no repeat of travel chaos from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull a year ago. (Olafur Sigurjonsson/Reuters)

Another Icelandic eruption: Grimsvotn volcano
May 24, 2011


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Barely a year after a similar eruption in Iceland forced the biggest closure of European airspace since World War II, the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland on May 21, 2011 has caused hundreds of travel delays. The ash cloud forced U.S. President Barack Obama to shorten a visit to Ireland and has raised some fears of a repeat of last year's huge travel disruptions across Europe when emissions from Eyjafjalljokull stranded millions of passengers. Although this disruption is said to be stronger than that of Eyiafjalljokull, it is not expected to have the same impact. Take a look back at two Big Picture posts from the 2010 Icelandic volcano eruption: Iceland's disruptive volcano and More from Eyiafjallajokull. -- Paula Nelson (24 photos total)

Another Icelandic eruption: Grimsvotn volcano

RARE SHOT: Iceland volcano erupts - Iceland most active volcano, Grimsvötn, is erupting! - BBC

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Grimsvotn volcano seen from Space
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Re: Iceland Volcanos
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 03:03:41 AM »
Iceland Grimsvotn Volcano Erupts 2004




November 5, 2004
Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland


Grimsvötn crater on November 5th.
Courtesy © Snæbjörn Guðbjörnsson, ICAA.


Photo: © Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, www.jardvis.hi.is.
The eruption at Grimsvötn volcano ceased between Friday night and Saturday morning,
November 6, 2004.

2004 Eruption data and photos

Following Images are random Island Volcanoes... no order of date, just cool photos

Volcano Eruption with Aurora Display




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Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano erupting - May 2011
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Re: Iceland Volcanos Ashcloud Apocalypse
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 02:10:46 PM »
Just watching a documentary about Iceland's Volcanoes..

It suggests that in the past one particular one "Mt Katla"  has always erupted  not long after another close by one, that happened to have erupted in 2010...

On average it erupts every 50 years and is well overdue.

They say if "Mt Katla" erupts that it could put the Northern hemisphere into the ice age by its effect on the Gulf & Jet Stream for several years and will destroy crops & go on to kill millions...

Iceland: Ashcloud Apocalypse

Documentary looking at research into volcanic activity in Iceland, one of the most volcanically active regions in the world. The programme examines past events, such as the poisonous sulphur dioxide haze exhaled by Laki in 1783, and explores how it is possible for us to reconstruct them. There is also a look at how science enables us to predict the style and magnitude of future eruptions and the effect they might have on modern society

 


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