The Man and the Mountain

Hi all, long time no see. Thanks for your patience. Since leaving for the north, about 10.000 VC comments ago, so much has happened. But, actually, it all started five days earlier, so about 14 days in “VC Calendar Time” but as all know that is un-measurable in Geological time. When the eruption started (again)…

Rapid inflation at Grimsvötn

I have been tracking what is happening at Grimsvötn since the last eruption and the entire hubbub at Bárðarbunga. If you look at the GFUM GPS station you can see the slow and steady inflation speeding up a bit before the intrusion into the Bárðarbunga system started. In the days prior to the intrusion the…

Hekla – the Movie

This has been unprecedented weeks for Volcanocafé in terms of visitor numbers and we are witnessing events the likes of which none of us have seen before. As if things weren’t exciting enough, we are, as a volcanic community, about to embark on our most ambitious project. Hekla: the Movie That’s right. We aim to…

Changes in Bárdarbunga Caldera

During a scientific over flight a marked and unexpected drop was noticed in the caldera floor of the Bárdarbunga Central Volcano. The drop was 15 meters, and is as such the largest deformation of a caldera in Iceland. It is interpreted as the result of magma leaving the magmatic reservoir under the caldera floor. If…

Bárðarbunga reader question

Richie, one of our readers emailed in a good question that is a good starting point for a brief update on Bárðarbunga. “Could you do an article comparing this intrusion to others? Looking at the post it appears that it is almost 40 Km long but how wide is it and in terms of volume.…