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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.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Yeah, but volcanoes can really ruin one’s day.
There's a pattern here!
paging Al Gore: what is the carbon footprint gonna be?
Well, as long as it’s not Gunga Gunga Lagunga, we’re okay.
AGW cult will ignore this and concentrate on calling people “deniers” and “poopyheads” instead, therefor burnishing their “scientific” creds.
Iceland really needs to give their volcanoes catchier names... or at least names that can be pronounced.
Its so simple
Just put up a sign that says
NO VOLCANOES ALLOWED
Wait, was this the one that already erupted or is this the one everybody feared would erupt ????
Big hitter, the Lama....
I think this is the one that is supposed to be really really bad.
The Indonesians managed it. Their volcanoes will be remembered when Iceland's are long forgotten. ;-)
Y’all watching this one?
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.
With enough ejecta in the atmosphere, this could really mess up trans-Atlantic air travel for a week or more..
Okay, who's got the Maalox?
this is a different one altogether...the one that erupted was Erissomethingorother, the feared one was Hekla, this one is Badabingabadabumba...
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