First of all before we go weekend nuts with volcano riddles I would like to point out that the largest earthquake in Katla, one of the most talked about volcanoes on the planet, during the last 13 years was when the glacier snapped apart due to summer melt. This is truly a bad year for the 2012ers. The earthquake measured 3.8M and was at 0.1km depth.
Name that Lava
Today there are 4 points to earn:
1. The correct rock-type, granite not good enough
2. The main mineralogy og the rock
3. The 2 accessory minerals – brassy and grey
4. What climbers delicacy is the area known for
The standings in the Name that Lava competition:
5 Diana Barnes
2 Doug Merson
2 Stephanie Alice Halford
1 Inge B
1 Heather B
1 Henri le Revenant
1 Alan C
Evil Alan’s Riddle!
‘If you wish to see my castellated layers, look hard amongst empty shells!
Oh! and don’t forget to look; you may find a dyke!’
a) What exactly am I?
b) With what is my dyke associated?
And the standing in the Evil Alan’s Riddles are:
3 Henri le Revenant
Good luck to everyone!
Good news about Grimmster
December 2011: Exciting blog times: Bobs activity was intensively monitored, while Carl fullfilled his famous Russian grenades tank expedition.
Fellow commenter Grimmster was leaving for El Hierro to explore the island and take pictures of everything of interest for a couple of weeks. Many of us would have been very happy to join him.
In January we started to ask ourselves where he was. But months passed by without anymessage.
At last I sent Grimmster an email, concerned as I was, hoping that he would respond. And then another one. And guess what – today I got a mail! His daughter Karen explained what had happened and brought a heart warming message:
“This is to let you know that my Father had a really bad accident on the way to the Airport when on his trip to the island, he is still in hospital but should be home in a couple of weeks.
I visited him today and he is greatly looking forward to reading all ofthe Posts on your Blog, he has really missed you all.
He was in a Coma for quite a period but is expected to make a full recovery, its taken so long to reply to you as reading his emails was the last thing on his mind at the time.
Kind Regards to you all, and he asks that you pass this on to all the bloggers he calls Friends”.
We can write our answers to him here, I’m sure it will not take long untilhe can read it all!
– Thanks to daughter Karen who let us know.
ALAN, CARL & SISSEL
520 thoughts on “Name that Lava XXI and Alans riddle #14 + Katla update”
Besided the winners of Evilityßs riddle – a post ( Draft) would be ready- You could mess with it and add some stuff or copy paste it into your post. Pics and tags… all in alreday.
Just put it in when you think it is best 🙂
I ll duplicate the comment:
Ok This is a call to all users please. Which sites are good for uploading images?
I would upload it into the page Gems without any relation to volcanoes.
So newbies have help getting started. ( And Oldies like me do not really know good tips on this as well.)
Thank you for leaving a comment. ->
I use photobucket find it easy to use .
And how is it to handle, many adds? Easy to use? How much info do you have to give?
Are you allowed even if you dont use facebook, twitter or have a google accountß
These answers would help.
Flicker uses Yahoo, Picassa is now connected to Google and Mediafire, to Facebook. So I cannot be of much help.
TinyPic are going without Problems
I like tinypic, but after a while the images disapear. But that is normally not a problem if one only wants to show them here. But one should not use them as an archive.
I agree. I use Photobucket. It’s easy to use and best of all your pictures stay long term. I have photos of items for sale still on there after three years…. doesn’t anyone want to buy the darn stuff????
Books on Hekla eruptions:
– Guðmundur Einarsson frá Miðdal: Heklugosið 1947-48.(with abbreviated English version)
– Thorarinsson, Sigurdur (1970). Hekla: A Notorious Volcano. Almenna bókafélagið, Reykjavík.
Irpsit, are these the ones?
I think having seen the second one as a paperback still in Reykjavík bookshops. 🙂
Anybody who could get hold of these two books for me? I have read the 1970 book, but would love to own it. The first book I have never read.
So, if anybody sees this and can get hold of copies tell me. I would of course pay for them and the shipping.
Carl, Amazon have a couple of used copies in stock.
I just ordered it.
I loved the Unicorn on the cover photo 🙂
Now I just need the 47-48 book.
Yes, Inge, that’s the book, the first one, the 1947 edition.
Is that the 1947 book?
Carl and Inge, I read the 1947 book (first book) on a Reykjavik Volcano cafe. Yes, same name as your blog http://volcanohouse.is/
They own a old copy of this book, no permission to lend it. Its not for sale anywhere as far I as now. But Carl, next time I go there, I can take photographs of the english pages on the book and send it to you. You would love it 🙂
The book talks in detail about the 1947 eruption, namely how it start as written by nearby farmer. Also talks about previous eruptions.
Please do that.
I will check if we could put up the photos. But most likely not since that is printed material and there has not been 75 years since the author died.
Still some quakes in Mýrdalsjökull, most of them around Austmannsbunga /northeastern Kötlujökull – wasn’t that the place where the mini-jökulhlaup came from in July? http://www.vedur.is/skjalftar-og-eldgos/jardskjalftar/myrdalsjokull/#view=map
And of course also some at Godabunga (as usual), and also one at Fimmvörduháls (near the place of the first Eyjafjallajökull eruption).
Krossá, a river under Godabunga in Thorsmörk, went up today within 2 hours by about 40 cm (140 ->185 cm), and more or less at around the same time (but within some minutes) conductivity from 40 to 85, where it stayed til now. Just now going down a bit. http://vmkerfi.vedur.is/vatn/VV_Frame.php?r=19389&load_graph=1&direct=1&station_id=218&station_name=Su%F0urland&page_id=270
There could have been increased geothermal activity and heat in Katla, on the northern or western side of the caldera, which could have caused Krossá to increase its volume and conductivity). So far, nothing is known.
And some of these quakes could be in Carl’s second most beloved system (Theistareykir): http://www.vedur.is/skjalftar-og-eldgos/jardskjalftar/tjornesbrot_stort/#view=map
But they are really very small … 🙂
I use the free service for more than a year now and am satisfyed with it at this moment. You do not need to have any social media accounts (in that case I would not use it either).
The pictures and videos seem to be safe, haven’t seen any of them being removed yet. They are well organized in easy to access albums. It is easy to add and edit descriptions and there is a fairly good photo editing feature.
The bad thing is the aggressive advertising I experienced in the beginning. Just once I could not resist the screaming pop-up message: YOU ARE VISITOR #10.000.000!! YOU WON AN I-POD!! (or something like that) and clicked it. Then I had to fill in a very long survey including my address. I clearly stated NOT wanting to receive any ads of any kind. I received an email with some thanks – but of course – never ever “my” I-pod. What I got: Hundreds of spam emails from businesses thinking I had joined their mailing lists voluntarily. – It took much time to filter them out.
So- never ever click a pop-up if you want to use Photobucket.
The link: http://photobucket.com/
Very good advice, i added this as a whole, it is a good sum up and helpful. Thank you.
So- never ever click a pop-up if you want to use Photobucket.
Sissel, I think this is *VERY SOUND* advice for any kind of pop-ups, not just Photobucket ones!
Oh Ursula I have problems with the widgets, i cannot see or change the links ( always was that way, ( i am doing something wrong)) Could you add the adress Spica308 at gmail com to the contact adresses please. I got that so people can send posts or images or whatever directly to me
Yes, probably they are all trying to mislead us, but this is the only one which really hit me until now.
1. Just browse the file you wish to upload.
2. Click upload.
3. Fill in the security phrase.
4. Copy the link named “Direct Link for Layouts”.
5. Insert copied link into VC.
No loads of ads, neither when you use it, or for the person looking. You do not need to log in or anything, and you do not need any accounts with Gaggle, Farcebook or Phisqus.
But the image or ß would disapear after a while when noone clicks in anymore?
I copy paste those comments in as they are, https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/treasury/gems-without-any-relation-to-volcanoes/
I think it is fine when a screenshot would be gone after a year, because i store the best on my computer anyway, but i want to inform the newbies.
Yes, it would disappear.
But the realy memorable images we could always save.
Yes and i plan that. It is just a help so newbies know what to expect. Page is updated as is treasury
I prefer to use Tinypics, knowing that the images will be lost in time.
Please ask if you want to repost any of mine before you do so. I was not aware of your new rule about re-posts until 16/08/2012.
I wont use anything without permission.
I think tinypic is probably the way to go (if it’s good enough for geolurking it’s good enough for me 😀 )
Ease of use, few adverts (I’m still coaxing (and physically engineering) an 1990s vintage Dell; running XP, to do the work) Anything of merit can be properly archived here.
Also I think Rule 7 is a good ‘un…
It was added at 16th of August.
‘fraid Rule 7 worries me a lot both from the point of view of protection of my own work (some of which has taken approx 90 hours to do) and also from the point of view of the protection of Volcanocafe (you want to make sure that the work is OK, up to date, etc.. and used properly).
Something for the treasury?
“Ash generation and distribution from the April-May 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland”
There is no free lunches, all of the picture uploaders have their issues.
In the end we should consider having our own as a part of the site where the registered users could upload things. We will have to consider that too in our VC mkII discussions.
Yeah i just want an overview I LL add Renatos comment too.
And tried to lighten the site up a bit with images hope it is not too cheesey
Communiqué valid between 19.08.2012 10:36:00 and 20.08.2012 10:36:00
Subject: Hurricane Warning – Gordon 8/19/2012 10:00 UTC
Hurricane Gordon is currently on the maritime zone of the Azores as category II, following a path very close to the expected and should gradually weaken during its approach the islands of the Eastern Group. The center of the hurricane will be located very close to the island of St. By Maria 06h UTC on Monday 20. Accordingly remains in one form generates predictions of the last statement: To the island of St. Miguel, mean winds of 90 km / h, with gusts between 120 and 130 km / h. island of S. For Maria, mean winds up to 130 km / h, gusting up to 160 km / h. intense rainfall is expected, strong thunderstorms and rough seas with waves between 14 and 16 m.
Release Date: 19/08/2012 10:36:00
The end of Bear Grylls…
I do not dare to look, please tell me how it ends!
1 life down 8 to go
There will be a new post up momentarily when we know what happened with the one just posted…
I repeat, there is no eruption at all in Thingmuli.
Edit: We are absolutely not hiding any posts in weird places… The new post will be found, sooner or later. By someone. Somewhere. Hopefully…
Edit2: Pear-shaped, to Hork things up. There will be a post. But never post a post as a comment… Lambasting.
Edit3: Do not post a post as a pingback to the post that you horked up posting. And never post as someone else is saving another version of the post that is just being posted. And there is still no eruption at Thingmuli, could someone please correct that?
“when we know what happened with the one just posted…”
Could be The Worlds Biggest Snake ate it!!!
Excuse me for stupid comments, it is 35 degrees C here and the heat is starting to get into the house.
Weirdly enough; I just emailed Spica with my latest master piece… but that’s all I did 😀
Why would you say “an eruption at Thingmuli”? That volcano is an extinct one.
Yes, that is why there is no eruption at Thingmuli.
I would though not mind an eruption there…
I had a post… out front by the road. It had a mail box on it. Then some idiot decided to thwack it with his mirror as he drove by.
I painted the next one Highway fluorescent Highway Safety orange. I’m thinking about adding high intensity xenon strobes to it.
“LOOK AT ME! I’M A MAIL BOX, COME CLOSER AND I WILL KILL YOUR MIRROR!”
In actuality, whoever thwacked my mailbox should be quite thankful to the mail box gods… had they not eaten my mailbox, there is a power poll right next to it. They don’t give way. They like to kill cars, not mirrors.
Carl, I replied to your 1947 book comment above. Check it. I think you can’t find this book for sale, was only for public reading, and this copy was really old. Maybe its possible to borrow it from the Reykjavik library.
Well, if someone could borrow and make a copy, or scan it I would be most happy… 🙂
Ding! The 3,8 Mýrdalsjökull EQ has been removed from IMO site.
I knew it.
But they took their time with it, making really sure it was not an earthquake.
Was it removed or did it just time out? The 3.8 was on on Friday at 15:48. The oldest quake still showing now is from Friday at 18:27.
It was removed.
Good to know. I think that IMO should have a separate symbol for the ice quakes. Little snowflakes would be cute…. 🙂
New post is up.