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Icelandic volcano 'set to erupt' (Bardabinga)
Daily Telegraph ^ | Feb 8th, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 02/08/2011 12:07:27 PM PST by TaraP

Scientists in Iceland are warning that another volcano looks set to erupt and threatening to spew-out a pall of dust that would dwarf last year's event....

Geologists detected the high risk of a new eruption after evaluating an increased swarm of earthquakes around the island's second largest volcano.

Pall Einarsson, a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, says the area around Bárdarbunga is showing signs of increased activity, which provides "good reason to worry".

He told the country's national TV station that a low number of seismometer measuring devices in the area is making it more difficult to determine the scale and likely outcome of the current shifts.

But he said there was "every reason to worry" as the sustained earthquake tremors to the north east of the remote volcano range are the strongest recorded in recent times and there was "no doubt" the lava was rising.

The geologist complained that the lack of coverage from measuring devices means he cannot accurately detect the depth and exact location of the increased number of localised earth movements.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bardabinga; brdarbunga; iceland; volcanism; volcanoes

1 posted on 02/08/2011 12:07:30 PM PST by TaraP
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry Admin,

Forgot to post the link...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/iceland/8311924/Icelandic-volcano-set-to-erupt.html


2 posted on 02/08/2011 12:09:35 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

Bárdarbing Bardaboom


3 posted on 02/08/2011 12:09:43 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 749 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: TaraP; All

Just great....and I am going to Europe at the end of the month for vacation and visiting relatives.

Oh well...at least this Icelandic Volcano is easier to promounce ;-)


4 posted on 02/08/2011 12:10:31 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: null and void

GMTA!..Beat me to it!!!............


5 posted on 02/08/2011 12:10:39 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: TaraP

Bardabing...Bada Boom!


6 posted on 02/08/2011 12:11:06 PM PST by PTBAA
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To: null and void

"Don't disrespect the Bardabing."

7 posted on 02/08/2011 12:11:43 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Red Badger
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8 posted on 02/08/2011 12:11:58 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 749 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: TaraP

Hmmm. Sounds like a strip club in north Jersey!


9 posted on 02/08/2011 12:12:14 PM PST by RexBeach (I used to be indecisive. But now I'm not so sure.)
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To: null and void

LOL..I guess it’s Bardabunga north-west side of Vatnajökull and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.....


10 posted on 02/08/2011 12:12:14 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP
Can't the UN fine Iceland for excessive particulate and CO2 emissions?

What about fining the US for all of the noxious emissions in Yellowstone Park?

11 posted on 02/08/2011 12:13:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
Just great....and I am going to Europe at the end of the month for vacation and visiting relatives.

Was somewhat hoping to attend a meeting in the UK, but not now. I was stuck in Frankfurt for days when the volcano blew last April.

12 posted on 02/08/2011 12:18:22 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: TaraP

1. Place chair near summit of volcano. 2. Tell Gore to ‘Sit’.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 12:18:51 PM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: TaraP

Quick buy some carbon credits from Al Gore.


14 posted on 02/08/2011 12:19:12 PM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: TaraP
If the USA had passed Cap and Tax, this never would have happened...


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

15 posted on 02/08/2011 12:21:58 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: TaraP

The idiot democrats are crushing our economy with their insane socialist EPA regulations and fines, while nature produces far, far greater emissions.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 12:22:55 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: TaraP
Here's another one that's scaring folks:

Alarm and fear in Italy - Seismic swarm in Naples 8 Feb 11 - The Campi Flegrei caldera is a supervolcano. Its last major eruption took place about 12,000 years ago (in sync with the ice-age cycle).

17 posted on 02/08/2011 12:23:49 PM PST by Errant
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To: TaraP

Is this the “big one” that the experts kept saying, “At least it isn’t (this one)” when the last unpronounceable one erupted?


18 posted on 02/08/2011 12:25:05 PM PST by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: junta

Paul Krugman will come out with an article blaming it ON global warming.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 12:26:58 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: TaraP

Was looking at the Smithsonian volcano database a few years ago and concluded that the race for “coolest volcano name in the world” was a dead heat between Grimsvotn and Bardarbunga (with an honorable mention to the Helgrindur pyroclastic cones).


20 posted on 02/08/2011 12:27:28 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: null and void

Good one, LOL.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 12:28:44 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: TaraP

Tough place to live when your country is objectively the most likely to be destroyed by a volcano(s). Of course plate tectonics was unknown until recently or several spots on the world wouldn’t have populations.


22 posted on 02/08/2011 12:30:58 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: TaraP
I don't know

I don't know

I don't know where I'm a-gonna go

When the volcano blow.

H/T Jimmy Buffett

23 posted on 02/08/2011 12:33:42 PM PST by 60Gunner (Ma'am, that is not a seizure. That is a dance move.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
The idiot democrats are crushing our economy with their insane socialist EPA regulations and fines, while nature produces far, far greater emissions.

And the funny this is that these volcanos tend to cool the planet rather then causing warming.

24 posted on 02/08/2011 12:37:03 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

And the REALLY funny thing is they have used the excuse of “and if it weren’t for the series of volcanoes in 20XX the warming would have been much larger”!


25 posted on 02/08/2011 12:40:53 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: TaraP

Al Gore invented volcanoes.


26 posted on 02/08/2011 12:41:24 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Errant

A 4mi wide mouth on that monster? Supervolcano indeed! That one ripping off would be BAD. As in possibly millions killed bad.

Scary.


27 posted on 02/08/2011 12:47:44 PM PST by piytar (Obastard is a use of the term "bastard" in the literal sense -- Obama is hiding his daddy's identity)
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To: TaraP
...Bardabunga north-west side of Vatnajökull and the Eyjafjallajökull...

The Icelandic language (or whatever it is called) is just as hard to pronounce as Arabic, but a thousand times nicer. I wonder if there is even a word for beheading in Icelandic.

28 posted on 02/08/2011 12:51:07 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: null and void

Bárdarbing Bardaboom...Baddabing!


29 posted on 02/08/2011 12:58:19 PM PST by mark3681
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To: Never on my watch

“a word for beheading in Icelandic”

...only as it relates to fish.


30 posted on 02/08/2011 1:05:45 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: Ingtar

I believe that one was called Kyatla. That is the one considered the “sister” volcano.


31 posted on 02/08/2011 1:07:16 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: TaraP

bump


32 posted on 02/08/2011 1:11:35 PM PST by VOA
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To: Never on my watch

I’m sure their Viking ancestors did plenty of headchoppin’ back in the day...


33 posted on 02/08/2011 1:18:07 PM PST by hawkboy
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To: Cementjungle

“And the funny this is that these volcanos tend to cool the planet rather then causing warming.”

100% correct. Vulcanism is believed to be a possible precipitant for the regularly scheduled Ice Ages in Earth history, of which we are long overdue.


34 posted on 02/08/2011 1:55:09 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
100% correct. Vulcanism is believed to be a possible precipitant for the regularly scheduled Ice Ages in Earth history, of which we are long overdue.

That unpronouncable volcano in Iceland put out a lot of stuff last April/May, which I suspect may have at least a little to do with this Winter's patterns. Another one going off could make for some interesting shifts for a while. Of course they'll still say Global Climate Change (tm) is the only cause.

35 posted on 02/08/2011 1:59:25 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: hawkboy; Never on my watch

Actually, the Icelanders form of capital punishment was to throw the criminal into the hot spring. Not sure when they stopped doing that. It started when the did the Allthing, an early form of representative government.


36 posted on 02/08/2011 3:13:29 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: FormerACLUmember
"Vulcanism is believed to be a possible precipitant for the regularly scheduled Ice Ages in Earth history, of which we are long overdue" I suspected those guys were behind it: >
37 posted on 02/08/2011 4:51:32 PM PST by mkmensinger
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