Ruminarian VII – Mass wasting…

Okay… what is a ruminarian?   Well, figuratively, we all are.   “Ruminate” is a slang term for standing around, thinking about something.   I adopted/co-opted the word to describe our activities, in part because it’s what we do, and also due to the sheep nature of the blog, following a hapless sheep incident that someone observed on…

Bárdarbunga – The Elevator to Hell

Due to me having had a couple of hectic weeks at my day job and catching this year’s influenza I have not gotten around to writing as much as I have wished. What I had wanted to do by now would have been to explain more in detail what is happening at the Icelandic eruption,…

Predicting Volcanic Earthquakes & Eruptions?

Thousands of volcanic experts & enthusiastic amateurs follow volcanos, one of the fundamental questions in modern volcanology is the manner in which a volcanic eruption is triggered; via the intrusion of fresh magma into a reservoir, the amount by which previously pooled reservoir magma interacts with a newly intruded magma will determine the nature and…

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…