Edificating the Daily Fail and Friday’s NtV Riddle!

While we are pondering the deep magmatic earthquakes that are taking place under the Harðurátungusprungu I thought we should teach the news media that there are many volcanoes in Iceland. Some newspapers seem to only know about Katla and perhaps Lakí, and if they are really spiffy they might have heard about Hekla. A few…

Kistufell – The comatose volcano

Iceland has many active volcanoes; at least 27 of them are counted as active central volcanoes. There is probably more than twice that number that are capable of having an eruption at some time or another. This leads us often on marry chases as one or another of them suffers from a magmatic intrusion into…

The Usual Suspects and Friday’s NtV Riddle

We are minutely studying any hiccup from the Icelandic Usual Suspects. In the case of earthquakes we are quite used in getting all sorts of useful stuff out of them. One of my favorite ways of studying earthquakes in volcanoes is the cumulative seismic release (CSR). In the case of Grimsvötn it might even be…

Countdown to Hekla

It has been a long time since I wrote about Hekla. But, I guess nobody is surprised at what I am about to write. Everyone with a genuine interest in volcanoes have their favorite volcano. As many in here know Hekla is my favorite volcano to bang my head against. Few volcanoes are as intricate…