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DEW
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05 March 2021 20:55:01


 


My comment is based on observations by volcanologists, the recent and current data and commentary from the Icelandic Met Office. It is not solely based on the fact that any eruption is likely to be a rifting episode. These things can always catch people by surprise, but the geology and history of the systems around that part of Iceland do not point towards a large eruption.


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


Thanks. Good news


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NMA
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12 March 2021 08:22:44

Etna off again as I type this...


https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/sicilia/catania/vulcano-etna-sud.html


 


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doctormog
12 March 2021 08:42:02


Etna off again as I type this...


https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/sicilia/catania/vulcano-etna-sud.html


 


Originally Posted by: NMA 





Looking lively ( and yes this one is currently a live stream, but that may change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z5efIcMb8M 


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12 March 2021 09:00:55

Great images Michael. What a scorcher.


Thanks for that link (again). Live it is this time (for now)...


I wonder if the Iceland disturbances will amount to anything. Whilst I wait I've been watching for the past few evenings  the Valhalla Murders recently which have some spectacular volcanic landscapes mixed into the crimes.


https://decider.com/2020/03/13/the-valhalla-murders-netflix-stream-it-or-skip-it/


The Valhalla Murders (original title: Brot) is a fairly straightforward murder mystery series, created by Thordur Palsson, that could have been produced just about anywhere. However, we’re happy that it was produced in Iceland, because it gives us a chance to look at the fine scenery in and around Reykjavik, one of most surreal and beautiful cities on earth. Low buildings surrounded by black rock formations, cold weather that doesn’t seem to bother most of the residents, and a gritty underbelly that we never see when we look at news footage of the city.


Nick


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doctormog
12 March 2021 09:14:23


Great images Michael. What a scorcher.


Thanks for that link (again). Live it is this time (for now)...


I wonder if the Iceland disturbances will amount to anything. Whilst I wait I've been watching for the past few evenings  the Valhalla Murders recently which have some spectacular volcanic landscapes mixed into the crimes.


https://decider.com/2020/03/13/the-valhalla-murders-netflix-stream-it-or-skip-it/


The Valhalla Murders (original title: Brot) is a fairly straightforward murder mystery series, created by Thordur Palsson, that could have been produced just about anywhere. However, we’re happy that it was produced in Iceland, because it gives us a chance to look at the fine scenery in and around Reykjavik, one of most surreal and beautiful cities on earth. Low buildings surrounded by black rock formations, cold weather that doesn’t seem to bother most of the residents, and a gritty underbelly that we never see when we look at news footage of the city.


Nick


Originally Posted by: NMA 


The Valhalla Murders sounds like what I commit in Assassin's Creed occasionally. 


I have never been to Iceland but love to go and see the volcanic landscapes. On that subject the earthquake activity (probably associated with magmatic dyke activity) continues unabated with some very shallow quakes in the last couple of days. The activity also seems to be edging southwestwards in the last day or two, getting closer to the ocean. 


It will be very interesting to see how things proceed over the next few hours/days/weeks/months/years.


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17 March 2021 09:44:34

A small update on the Iceland saga.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-56420607


Apologies if you've already watched it.


Nick


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doctormog
19 March 2021 21:55:32
From initial reports it appears that an eruption has started at Fagradalsfjall in SW Iceland. No more details yet.
Gandalf The White
19 March 2021 22:39:21

From initial reports it appears that an eruption has started at Fagradalsfjall in SW Iceland. No more details yet.

Originally Posted by: doctormog 


 


Red sky at night in this case seems unlikely to be a Shepherd's delight.


https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2021/03/19/eruption_has_started_in_fagradalsfjall/


 


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20 March 2021 02:01:38
First eruption in over 12,000 years is something quite fantastic.
doctormog
20 March 2021 06:15:35
https://www.facebook.com/RUVfrettir/videos/818464422213392 

Apparently, according to RUV (Icelandic news) the last series of eruptions on the peninsula finished around 800years ago (and lasted 290 years) and the last at this specific system/location was 6000 years ago:

The last eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula lasted for 30 years. It was also the final phase of an even longer volcanic eruption period on the Reykjanes peninsula, which lasted for 290 years. The last eruption was in Fagradalsfjall more than 6,000 years ago, when the Beinavörðu lava flowed.
The last eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula ended in the middle of the Sturlung Age, in 1240. There had been eruptions in the Reykjanes system since the year 1210, with several years breaks. Among them was an eruption that began in 1226, six years after Snorri Sturluson returned from Norway, and was probably the largest eruption in the cluster.”


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20 March 2021 06:29:22

It's reached the mainstream news this morning https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56465393 


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20 March 2021 07:15:06


It's reached the mainstream news this morning https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56465393 


Originally Posted by: DEW 


Just watched in on the news, DEW - impressive.


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NMA
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20 March 2021 09:01:03

Interesting after what seems a long wait but a mere blink in geological terms. I'll watch with interest.


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doctormog
20 March 2021 09:08:24


Interesting after what seems a long wait but a mere blink in geological terms. I'll watch with interest.


Originally Posted by: NMA 


I suspect it may not be large or long lasting but it may not be the only rifting event. I guess time will tell.


Devonian
20 March 2021 10:26:21


 


I suspect it may not be large or long lasting but it may not be the only rifting event. I guess time will tell.


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


The latest pictures seem to show a less extensive eruption. But this looks less predictable than most eruptions - so basically who know what'll happen.


Seeing lava erupt in a valley is unusual.

doctormog
20 March 2021 10:52:27


 


The latest pictures seem to show a less extensive eruption. But this looks less predictable than most eruptions - so basically who know what'll happen.


Seeing lava erupt in a valley is unusual.


Originally Posted by: Devonian 


I think the location was right in the middle of the rift/dyke. The joy of this event is that, as it is not explosive, you can stick a webcam very close by (as was done within the past hour):


https://youtu.be/tW_jnF4K0D0 


Devonian
20 March 2021 11:31:26


 


I think the location was right in the middle of the rift/dyke. The joy of this event is that, as it is not explosive, you can stick a webcam very close by (as was done within the past hour):


https://youtu.be/tW_jnF4K0D0 


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


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