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Icelandic Volcano 'Set To Erupt'
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-9-2011

Posted on 02/09/2011 7:19:07 AM PST by blam

Icelandic Volcano 'Set To Erupt'

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.

Lava and ash explode out of the caldera of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano Photo: REUTERS

6:38PM GMT 08 Feb 2011

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ash; brdarbunga; catastrophism; iceland; volcanism; volcano
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It's Always Something.
1 posted on 02/09/2011 7:19:14 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Yeah, but volcanoes can really ruin one’s day.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 7:21:04 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: blam
"Bunga Bunga" in Italy; "Bárdarbunga" in Iceland.

There's a pattern here!

3 posted on 02/09/2011 7:22:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: blam

paging Al Gore: what is the carbon footprint gonna be?


4 posted on 02/09/2011 7:27:12 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: muawiyah

Well, as long as it’s not Gunga Gunga Lagunga, we’re okay.


5 posted on 02/09/2011 7:32:47 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: blam

AGW cult will ignore this and concentrate on calling people “deniers” and “poopyheads” instead, therefor burnishing their “scientific” creds.


6 posted on 02/09/2011 7:35:18 AM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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Iceland really needs to give their volcanoes catchier names... or at least names that can be pronounced.


7 posted on 02/09/2011 7:48:00 AM PST by Rio
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To: junta

Its so simple

Just put up a sign that says

NO VOLCANOES ALLOWED


8 posted on 02/09/2011 7:55:04 AM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: blam

Wait, was this the one that already erupted or is this the one everybody feared would erupt ????


9 posted on 02/09/2011 7:59:38 AM PST by cmsgop ( I spent most of my childhood terrified that The Rhythm was going to get me.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Big hitter, the Lama....


10 posted on 02/09/2011 8:00:55 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: cmsgop

I think this is the one that is supposed to be really really bad.


11 posted on 02/09/2011 8:01:31 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rio
Iceland really needs to give their volcanoes catchier names... or at least names that can be pronounced.

The Indonesians managed it. Their volcanoes will be remembered when Iceland's are long forgotten. ;-)

12 posted on 02/09/2011 8:07:23 AM PST by decimon
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To: blam; winoneforthegipper; Steve Van Doorn

ping.

Y’all watching this one?

Your assessment?


13 posted on 02/09/2011 8:21:44 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: blam

The last recorded eruption of Bárdarbunga was in 1910, although volcanologists believe its last major eruption occurred in 1477 when it produced a large ash and pumice fallout. It also produced the largest known lava flow during the past 10,000 years on earth.

It is the second largest volcano on Iceland and is directly above the mantle plume of molten rock.

By comparison, Bárdarbunga dwarves the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which shutdown most of Europe’s airspace last year after its ash cloud drifted across the continent’s skies.


14 posted on 02/09/2011 8:27:32 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: blam

With enough ejecta in the atmosphere, this could really mess up trans-Atlantic air travel for a week or more..


15 posted on 02/09/2011 8:30:44 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: blam
Mama Nature's got GERD again, eh?

Okay, who's got the Maalox?

16 posted on 02/09/2011 8:33:19 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


17 posted on 02/09/2011 8:34:54 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: cmsgop

this is a different one altogether...the one that erupted was Erissomethingorother, the feared one was Hekla, this one is Badabingabadabumba...


18 posted on 02/09/2011 8:52:52 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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Thailand?


19 posted on 02/09/2011 9:08:24 AM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: Rio
Katla
20 posted on 02/09/2011 9:13:17 AM PST by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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To: junta
AGW cult will ignore this

Haven't you heard? They already have a stock answer:

Decreasing ice mass >> Earth's crust shifts >> more volcanoes and earthquakes.

IOW, still our fault!

21 posted on 02/09/2011 9:47:39 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
IOW, still our fault!

Nope...Sarah Palin's fault for all the HEATED rhetoric!

22 posted on 02/09/2011 9:55:20 AM PST by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: muawiyah
"Bunga Bunga" in Italy; "Bárdarbunga" in Iceland.

And "barack" here!

23 posted on 02/09/2011 9:56:41 AM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: packrat35

Kind of like a tympanic drum roll ~ “Barak” “Bunga Bunga” “Barak” “Bardarbunga” “Barak” “Barak” “Bunga” ~ with the “bunga” being carried by a brace of parade tympanies and 4 snare drums with lose snares doing the “barak” part. “Bardar” is done by a parade base drum about 8 feet tall ~ two guys lay into that sucker.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 9:59:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: ckilmer

Question ~ did you catch where it said anything about FLUORINE and its compounds.


25 posted on 02/09/2011 10:02:23 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: oldasrocks

chuckles!


26 posted on 02/09/2011 10:21:35 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: muawiyah

It may bury Europe in several feet of pyroclastic pasta.


27 posted on 02/09/2011 10:41:55 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: blam
"In Response to Iceland Volcano, California To Outlaw Fire"


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

28 posted on 02/09/2011 11:00:42 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: SunkenCiv; decimon; Quix; B4Ranch; SonOfDarkSkies; houeto; null and void; Lurker; Whenifhow; ...
Mount-Doom ping.

"Usual Weirdos" ping.

Erratic volume ping list tracking stuff that's just weird, or is of interest to the usual bunch of weirdos (especially SunkenCiv).

FReepmail me if you want on or off
The Comedian's "Usual Weirdos" ping list...


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

29 posted on 02/09/2011 11:06:05 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: The Comedian

Where’s Rick Sanchez when you need him? Wasn’t he the one gigling about how absurd the thought was that there were volcanoes in Iceland?


30 posted on 02/09/2011 11:12:07 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: The Comedian
"In Response to Iceland Volcano, California To Outlaw Fire"

But, still no law against Sarah Palin hate speech. She must be stopped.

31 posted on 02/09/2011 11:17:18 AM PST by blam
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Where’s Rick Sanchez when you need him? Wasn’t he the one gigling about how absurd the thought was that there were volcanoes in Iceland?

I think he's covering the imminent capsizing of Guam, or trying to get pictures of the flag our astronauts planted on Mars.


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

32 posted on 02/09/2011 11:19:33 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: blam

First the depression II <——is that what we’re in and our government just won’t tell us?

http://notes.kateva.org/2008/11/iceland-is-first-to-great-depression-ii.html

And now an eruption?


33 posted on 02/09/2011 11:29:55 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: cmsgop

Neither


34 posted on 02/09/2011 11:33:48 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: stefanbatory; cmsgop

The one that erupted was (phontecially) aya-fee-yatla-yokul, the one to fear is Katla (which has historically followed the yokul) and this is a whole brand new one to be worried about. I am in Iceland right now and will ask the natives what they think about this badda-bing volcano..........I hope I can get a flight out of here if it blows.


35 posted on 02/09/2011 11:44:42 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: SW6906

WTF is phontecially? Make that phonetically....(is that a word?)


36 posted on 02/09/2011 11:45:43 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: SW6906

WTF is phontecially? Make that phonetically....(is that a word?)


37 posted on 02/09/2011 11:47:44 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: SW6906

I think it’s spelled fon-et-IK-lee


38 posted on 02/09/2011 11:47:55 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: stefanbatory

I believe y’all be right!


39 posted on 02/09/2011 12:07:03 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: blam
While you sit back this evening in the warmth and comfort of your home, take a minute to think about the thousands of soon-to-be misplaced Icelanders looking for a place to live, seeking the friendship, comfort and warmth that only you can provide...

So don't wait. Act now and send us your Name, address, phone number and social security number plus a check for $29.95 to...

SAVE THE BABY DOLLS
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DON'T LET THIS OPPORTUNITY PASS YOU BY, ACT NOW!!!

40 posted on 02/09/2011 12:10:57 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: SW6906; winoneforthegipper; Steve Van Doorn

Please ping me if you find out anything.


41 posted on 02/09/2011 12:16:07 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Hatteras

State and zip, please


42 posted on 02/09/2011 12:21:35 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 750 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SW6906

I-feel-ya-la-yokel?


43 posted on 02/09/2011 12:23:55 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 750 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SW6906
I am in Iceland right now

Is it true there is a stunningly beautiful woman behind every tree?

44 posted on 02/09/2011 12:25:14 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 750 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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Thanks KoRn and The Comedian for the pings, and thanks blam for the topic.
 
Catastrophism
 
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45 posted on 02/09/2011 6:23:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: null and void

Every one and then some. Seriously, the women here are very beautiful.


46 posted on 02/11/2011 6:05:02 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: null and void
Is it true there is a stunningly beautiful woman behind every tree?

Trees... Iceland... lol. There's the catch. :)

47 posted on 02/11/2011 6:08:38 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

Sooooo why can’t you guys grow trees?


48 posted on 02/11/2011 6:12:12 PM PST by Chickensoup (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever.” Orwell)
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To: Quix

Not happening now.....bad info.....a few months back it was close had some runoff but all is quite for right now. It will blow but not right now.


49 posted on 02/11/2011 10:18:33 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Quix

Not happening now.....bad info.....a few months back it was close had some runoff but all is quite for right now. It will blow but not right now.


50 posted on 02/11/2011 10:19:36 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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