Bárðarbunga – Nature of the beast

First let me write one thing, and that is that we are not in Kansas anymore. And with that I mean that we are in totally uncharted country. Icelandic Met Office has the best volcanologists on the planet, and they pretty much never make a mistake. They are quite simply the best and their reputation…

Icelandic earthquake oddities

During the last couple of days there have been a few small, but still noteworthy earthquakes along the Bárdarbunga fissure swarm. I thought we should bring them to light and put them slightly into context, but first a brief background. Background The Bárdarbunga fissure swarm is the longest of Iceland’s fissure swarms spanning 180 kilometers…