Icelandic BBQ. Photograph copyright by Eggert Norðdahl.

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,…

Image by Tom. Upper part shows a closed propagating dyke. The lower shows a rift open down to the mantle. The upper version draws its magma from a central volcano, the lower from the mantle. Upper alternative would give a smaller eruption than the lower.

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.…

Image taken from Baering Github. In red you see the rapidly evolving fissure.

Bárdarbunga Eruption has Started

Update: Aviation Colour Code Red has been declared for the Volcano Bárdarbunga and the surrounding area. Icelandic Met Office helicopter observation confirms ongoing eruption that appears to be small at this time. Keep up with the updates as they come. And an urgent call: Please keep traffic on IMO sites as low as possible. If…

Photograph by Eggert Norðdahl. All rights reserved and used under permission.

Bárðarbunga loves Grimsvötn = True

I once again reiterate that it is Icelandic Met Office and Almannavarnadeild ríkislögreglustjóra that has the authority to issue warnings for Iceland in regards of eruptions and jökulhlaups. For airborne ash advisories it is in the following order London VAAC and IMO that issues advisories. That being said here follows a brief update upon what…