Eyjafjarðar at Gjögurtá magmatic emplacement

As I am writing this I can’t help myself from remembering all the stuttering news-anchors trying to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull. Something tells me that they will not have an easier time with Eyjafjarðar at Gjögurtá. Yesterday I decided to put in a short piece about the earthquake swarm at Eyjafjarðar at Gjögurtá since I noticed how…

Volcanic Mishaps 2: Mono Lake, California.

We had 2 weeks in California; after a weekend in San Francisco and some chillaxin’ by the pool in Sacramento; we took the roadtrip of a lifetime. (many thanks Val x) We visited Lake Tahoe, Mono Lake, Yosemite, Mariposa and drove back to Sacramento via Route 49; the gold rush route… Trees were more my thing in those…

Name that Volcano Riddle!

The week has been calm eruptionwise, but fairly frisky earthquakewise in Iceland. The transform faultline north of Siglufjördur kicked into high gear with continous medium sized earthquake swarms. The active faultline is one of two major faults making out two of the boundaries for a microplate that is seismically locked at its southeastern corner under…

Salud El Hierro!

The volcanic island of El Hierro is really turning into the Little Volcano that Could. 3 earthquakes seem to have changed the ballgame around once more.  First came two deep earthquakes at a new spot at 10.10 in the morning, both of them at the depth of 20 km. 26 minutes later followed a 2.6M…