picturesareme
21 March 2021 21:26:12

Some absolutely cracking video footage on this Icelandic news article of the volcanic eruption. 

https://www.ruv.is/frett/2021/03/21/800-ara-thogn-rofin-med-storkostlegu-sjonarspili?itm_source=parsely-api

Devonian
21 March 2021 22:11:52

Originally Posted by: picturesareme 

Some absolutely cracking video footage on this Icelandic news article of the volcanic eruption. 

https://www.ruv.is/frett/2021/03/21/800-ara-thogn-rofin-med-storkostlegu-sjonarspili?itm_source=parsely-api


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Gandalf The White
21 March 2021 23:24:34
BBC News was reporting tonight that the Icelandic authorities were saying that activity was subsiding but it still looks as active as ever tonight and the lava field seems to have grown quite substantially today.
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picturesareme
21 March 2021 23:50:49

Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White 

BBC News was reporting tonight that the Icelandic authorities were saying that activity was subsiding but it still looks as active as ever tonight and the lava field seems to have grown quite substantially today.

There was a partial collapse of the cone which has allowed for a new river of lava which can be seen flowing on the right.

Hippydave
22 March 2021 08:22:18

A little covering of snow in Iceland today as well - nice little contrast


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Darren S
23 March 2021 00:11:00

This is what drones were made for. Actually he's lucky his drone survived this! Mental...


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Hippydave
23 March 2021 20:54:43

Things are rather active again this evening - no idea if it's a coincidence but last 2 days have had very little activity during the day and then quite a lot late afternoon and in to the evening. 

Quite addictive viewing


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doctormog
23 March 2021 20:58:31

Originally Posted by: Hippydave 

Things are rather active again this evening - no idea if it's a coincidence but last 2 days have had very little activity during the day and then quite a lot late afternoon and in to the evening. 

Quite addictive viewing

Part of the issue is that it is more difficult to see the activity during the day but it shows up beautifully at night. The three vents have now become two I think with the smallest one merging with the one beside it.

For a different perspective to the stream I shared previously there is also one round the other side: https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2021/03/23/beint_eldgosid_i_fagradalsfjalli/ (with sound).

On a different note Etna is currently erupting again in case you wanted a change of scene 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULbuPLm6eNU 


picturesareme
23 March 2021 21:31:34

Originally Posted by: Hippydave 

Things are rather active again this evening - no idea if it's a coincidence but last 2 days have had very little activity during the day and then quite a lot late afternoon and in to the evening. 

Quite addictive viewing

It's just that the activity shows better when it's dark, and because of the camera it appears more dramatic, but in reality it's no different to what it is in the day.

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24 March 2021 06:53:48

Both the Sicilian and Icelandic volcanoes active as of this morning. It looks like the Italian one is winning in the snow stakes with serious snow in the past few days at the summits though of course where the active craters are it's just bare cinders. I guess if you could take all the snow that falls in Sicily in a winter and plonk it over Dorset in one go we'd have been buried under metres of the stuff with incipient glaciers a result. 


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Hippydave
24 March 2021 06:57:42

Originally Posted by: picturesareme 

 

It's just that the activity shows better when it's dark, and because of the camera it appears more dramatic, but in reality it's no different to what it is in the day.

That's not quite true IMO - if you looked at yesterdays feed there was essentially no lava being ejected from either cone and very little flowing out. Later in the day and well before it got dark the activity picked up.

It's undoubtedly true that at night you can see the hot areas of the lava much better than during the day and that bit looks more impressive albeit probably isn't so much but if you compare the activity just around/in the cone it certainly appears to have picked up. This morning for example is still showing quite a lot of material (for this eruption) being ejected from both cones, yesterday morning there was essentially none. 

 

 


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doctormog
24 March 2021 07:00:01

Originally Posted by: Hippydave 

That's not quite true IMO - if you looked at yesterdays feed there was essentially no lava being ejected from either cone and very little flowing out. Later in the day and well before it got dark the activity picked up.

It's undoubtedly true that at night you can see the hot areas of the lava much better than during the day and that bit looks more impressive albeit probably isn't so much but if you compare the activity just around/in the cone it certainly appears to have picked up. This morning for example is still showing quite a lot of material (for this eruption) being ejected from both cones, yesterday morning there was essentially none.  

Yes, the lower of the (now) two vents has been more active since yesterday evening.

In case anyone is interested, this a short article detailing the composition, temperature and source of the lava/magma.

http://earthice.hi.is/sites/earthice.hi.is/files/characterization_of_the_1st_and_2nd_day_of_volcanic_products_from_geldingadalahraun_2021.pd


Roger Parsons
24 March 2021 07:40:12
I have a splendid fist-sized lump of "ropy lava" I picked up in Iceland in 1972 which has since been examined and sniffed at by countless students! Its wonderful smell faded long ago, but is fresh in my memory.

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Hippydave
24 March 2021 07:40:28

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

 

Yes, the lower of the (now) two vents has been more active since yesterday evening.

In case anyone is interested, this a short article detailing the composition, temperature and source of the lava/magma.

http://earthice.hi.is/sites/earthice.hi.is/files/characterization_of_the_1st_and_2nd_day_of_volcanic_products_from_geldingadalahraun_2021.pd

You missed the 'f' from the hyperlink when you edited it I think but ty for the link, will have a look later after the school run

I had a look back through the Etna feed as well from last night and that got quite active for a while - 5:34AM this morning is a good place to look, really nice contrast with the blue skies, snow and fountaining lava.

 


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Roger Parsons
24 March 2021 16:34:55

I've just enjoyed this short clip:
Iceland: Close-up drone footage of volcanic eruption
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-56512554


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doctormog
24 March 2021 19:16:04

I am trying to work out if I would love or hate to be in that plane!


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Hippydave
24 March 2021 19:32:08

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

I am trying to work out if I would love or hate to be in that plane!

Not a good time to suffer a mechanical I imagine!

Webcam has supplied both temporary whiteout conditions and lava today, which was nice! Second cone is very active, main one less so although a vent has opened up lower down so a new flow is coming out from that.

Judging by the people standing near to it the depth is starting to pile up a bit - can be a bit hard to judge when no one is next to it, other than watching what was a small ridge slowly disappearing in to the cooling lava.


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Saint Snow
24 March 2021 19:42:20

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

I am trying to work out if I would love or hate to be in that plane!

 

 

Isn't that just a screengrab from the 2012 film?

 


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Devonian
24 March 2021 19:46:33

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

Anyone for a game of “the floor is lava” ?

https://www.ruv.is/frett/2021/03/24/hraunpollar-fljotir-ad-myndast-i-geldingadolum

Impressive. It happens in lava lakes on Hawaii I think but I can't quickly remember the name for it. But, I bet the lava flows when they cool will be a bit 'aa'.


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