The southern end of the Bárdarbunga fissure swarm known as Veidivötn taken earlier today. Photograph taken by Eggert Norðdahl, all rights belong to the photographer, used by explicit permission. To obtain rights email Volcanocafé.

Probable eruption at Bárðarbunga

Before I start writing I wish to reiterate the following. The official judgement on any eruption in Iceland is solely within the hands of Icelandic Met Office (IMO) and Almannavarnadeild ríkislögreglustjóra. Untill they release a Stonetablet stating that an eruption has started there is officially no eruption. Ash from an eruption I have now had…

Earthquake distribution map from IMO.

Possible eruption at Bárðarbunga

First of all let me say this, it is only IMO and Almannavarnadeild ríkislögreglustjóra that has the authority to officially declare an eruption in Iceland and issue warnings. Untill they have officially released a warning for an eruption there has been no confirmation. That being said, below follows what I think is happening currently at…

The Tanganasoga central volcano, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain.

El Hierros center of activity & Riddles

During the last few days activity has continued at El Hierro even though earthquake activity has decreased a lot. Harmonic tremor is though still increasing and GPS uplift is rather dramatic with maximum values at 75mm. With a bit of internet-spelunking I have tracked down where the maximum activity is, an indicator of where a…