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Roger Parsons
05 April 2021 18:31:12


Good grief - if we get the go ahead to travel I'll be tempted to book myself on a trip there, DrM! Mind you - it might be turning a bit nippy away from the lava.


https://adventures.is/blog/top-5-iceland-volcano-tours/


One can dream!


Roger


 


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doctormog
05 April 2021 18:41:13


 


Good grief - if we get the go ahead to travel I'll be tempted to book myself on a trip there, DrM! Mind you - it might be turning a bit nippy away from the lava.


https://adventures.is/blog/top-5-iceland-volcano-tours/


One can dream!


Roger


 


Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 


I‘d be up for that as long as I don’t need to get a boat there. 


Hippydave
05 April 2021 18:41:47

Judging by those videos the activity is over a wider area at the moment than the original site. 


There doesn't seem to be a massive reduction in activity at site 1 either, although the lower cone may not have been quite so active (subjective view) there's still plenty of lava flowing out and another largish chunk of the rim on the taller crater has moved/fallen this afternoon. 


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Roger Parsons
05 April 2021 19:30:55


I‘d be up for that as long as I don’t need to get a boat there. 


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


There are good points to going by boat to Iceland - like eating blubber for the first time when you are feeling dodgy.


I watched a Frenchman puke into the wind once!


R.


 


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Hippydave
06 April 2021 08:00:30

LiveStream - Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadalir / Meradalir, Iceland - 2 Angles and a Zoom - YouTube


Not a bad stream with various angles of the 2 sites. Hopefully someone will stick something up a little closer to site 2 once that settles down a bit as the up the valley view is nice to see lava extent but a bit rubbish in terms of the eruption itself. 


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Roger Parsons
06 April 2021 14:53:17

Sky news story: in case you are deciding to visit!
Iceland volcano: Hikers evacuated as lava spurts from new crack in surface
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/iceland-volcano-hikers-evacuated-lava-225600418.html




Enjoy
Roger


RogerP
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Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Gandalf The White
06 April 2021 18:42:53


Sky news story: in case you are deciding to visit!
Iceland volcano: Hikers evacuated as lava spurts from new crack in surface
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/iceland-volcano-hikers-evacuated-lava-225600418.html




Enjoy
Roger


Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 


Amazing how reckless people can be.  Remember that volcanic eruption on that island off the South Island of NZ?


That gives a whole new meaning to 'in the heat of the moment'



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doctormog
06 April 2021 18:55:32

To be fair to them the Icelandic authorities were happy for locals to visit the eruption site when it was deemed to be safe (weather and volcanic gas emission wise) and the new fissure, while not totally unexpected, could not really have been predicted, certainly in terms of exact location.

I’m not 100% sure that I wouldn’t be there if I was local and had not been told to stay away. Me and my SLR and 50 memory cards and batteries! 

This view in the link below should be looking very impressive in a few hours I would guess. The new fissure is to the top right and the old to the top left with the lave river flowing into the valley at the front. Incidentally it appears that the overall combined flow rate has increased since the new fissure opened, suggesting if anything a strengthening of the eruption.


doctormog
07 April 2021 05:36:53

We now have fissure number 3 between the two previous ones.


There is also camera feed available at the following link that shows all three fissure area currently: https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2021/04/06/baedi_gossvaedin_i_beinu_streymi_a_mbl_is/ 


doctormog
07 April 2021 06:10:08


 


Amazing how reckless people can be.  Remember that volcanic eruption on that island off the South Island of NZ?


That gives a whole new meaning to 'in the heat of the moment'



Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White 


Based on events over that 48 hours I have changed my mind and think I would be happy to watch it on the webcams as it looks like the whole area is now a no go zone. It is fascinating to watch.


Roger Parsons
07 April 2021 06:31:23


Based on events over that 48 hours I have changed my mind and think I would be happy to watch it on the webcams as it looks like the whole area is now a no go zone. It is fascinating to watch.


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


It's amazing how one gets complacent about such things, though. I recall my father showing me how to detect earthquakes by watching water in a bottle vibrating! I must have been 6.


We lived on this volcano for some years in the 70s - top right hand corner - and occasionally the house doors would pop open with quakes - very ghost like. Then 3 years ago they had to evacuate the place...


Mt. Manaro Volcano, Ambae Island


RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
doctormog
07 April 2021 06:38:32


 


It's amazing how one gets complacent about such things, though. I recall my father showing me how to detect earthquakes by watching water in a bottle vibrating! I must have been 6.


We lived on this volcano for some years - top right hand corner - and occasionally the house doors would pop open with quakes - very ghost like. Then 3 years ago they had to evacuate the place...


Mt. Manaro Volcano, Ambae Island


Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 


Interesting stuff Roger. Some believe that, given (a lot of) time, the current event in Iceland may lead to the formation of a shield volcano.


Roger Parsons
07 April 2021 07:16:52


Interesting stuff Roger. Some believe that, given (a lot of) time, the current event in Iceland may lead to the formation of a shield volcano.


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


I'd be afraid to go near an active vent, DrM. A lava flow is sufficient for thrills, though given the opportunity to look into an active crater I'd still be tempted!


We often used to find leaf casts and other plant material the deposits on the Island and I'd have debates with my students are to whether such rocks were igneous or sedimentary.


One of our former pupils was in charge of the recent evacuation and was kind enough to keep me up to speed - very interesting.


R.


 


 


RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Hippydave
07 April 2021 07:41:41


We now have fissure number 3 between the two previous ones.


There is also camera feed available at the following link that shows all three fissure area currently: https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2021/04/06/baedi_gossvaedin_i_beinu_streymi_a_mbl_is/ 


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


Was watching the multi view feed this morning and trying to work out where the lava flowing in to site 1 was coming from and eventually worked out more rifting had happened up on the ridge/plateau where the 2nd site had opened. (In my defence it was snowing at the time and visibility on some of the cams was rather poor).


All rather active at the moment!


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Windy Willow
07 April 2021 07:55:15

Technology is amazing. I have alredy spent a good many hours watching this all develop from the comfort of my living room! Driving everyone a little potty here, with "come look at this!" my adult children think I am a bit nuts, they're probably not too far from the truth. I've always been fascinated by Mother Natures exttremes, it's just wonderful to now be able to follow along in real time without having to physically put oneself in danger. Although, given the opportunity, I would jump to witness for real :)


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doctormog
07 April 2021 08:02:24


Technology is amazing. I have alredy spent a good many hours watching this all develop from the comfort of my living room! Driving everyone a little potty here, with "come look at this!" my adult children think I am a bit nuts, they're probably not too far from the truth. I've always been fascinated by Mother Natures exttremes, it's just wonderful to now be able to follow along in real time without having to physically put oneself in danger. Although, given the opportunity, I would jump to witness for real :)


Originally Posted by: Windy Willow 


 


Roger Parsons
07 April 2021 08:53:26


Technology is amazing. I have alredy spent a good many hours watching this all develop from the comfort of my living room! Driving everyone a little potty here, with "come look at this!" my adult children think I am a bit nuts, they're probably not too far from the truth. I've always been fascinated by Mother Natures exttremes, it's just wonderful to now be able to follow along in real time without having to physically put oneself in danger. Although, given the opportunity, I would jump to witness for real :)


Originally Posted by: Windy Willow 


It's all brilliant to watch on-line WW - a perfect use of that technology - but you don't get the volcanic smells and sometimes sounds! I've been wondering what you might put in your toaster to create a realistic effect.


RogerP
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doctormog
07 April 2021 08:58:16
One of the webcams has now been sacrificed to the volcano gods (presumably buried by the lava flow from the new overnight fissure). Time of death 08:19 (Iceland time).
Saint Snow
07 April 2021 09:12:49


 


It's all brilliant to watch on-line WW - a perfect use of that technology - but you don't get the volcanic smells and sometimes sounds! I've been wondering what you might put in your toaster to create a realistic effect.


Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 


 


There are times I can accurately recreate the stench of sulphur.


 



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07 April 2021 09:25:17


There are times I can accurately recreate the stench of sulphur.


Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


When I first went into someone's house in Iceland I thought "My God what on earth do they eat here and why aren't they embarrassed or even seem to notice it?" Soon got used to the sulphurous fart smell.


https://theculturetrip.com/europe/iceland/articles/does-icelandic-water-really-smell-that-bad/


 


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