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Roger Parsons
07 April 2021 10:18:44


 


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/


 


Originally Posted by: NMA 


Got it - a toasted fried-egg sandwich - wholemeal bread! On a china plate that you then drop on a tile floor to break for a sound effect. While watching the live feed, of course.


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
picturesareme
07 April 2021 15:06:38
Hippydave
07 April 2021 20:04:39

https://youtu.be/ppnN94WK960 


Quite an interesting little wander past the original eruption site which gives a good sense of scale and up to site 2 (before site 3 opened up). 


 


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picturesareme
07 April 2021 22:24:02

Awesome view of the 3 eruption sites. Best viewed on a laptop or computer.


 


https://photo.24liveblog.com/2744943423120436866/20210407185113_662177.jpeg


 

picturesareme
08 April 2021 06:45:41

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).

Originally Posted by: doctormog 


Image of said camera in the lava can be seen here...


 


https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2021/04/07/vefmyndavelin_komin_undir_hraun/


 

Darren S
08 April 2021 11:14:15

There's quite a bit to see on Google Street View as well - albeit not from this week - yet.


Click the link below, and then click on the Orange Pegman bottom right to see the Street View imagery. (This is for a Windows 10 laptop, other devices may vary)


https://tinyurl.com/e37n26f4


You'll see that there are four individual Google Spheres from the early days of the eruption, and someone's also taken imagery along almost the entire path from the nearest road to the Geldingadalir crater which looks more recent (late March) as the valley is much more full of lava flow.


 


Darren
Crowthorne, Berks (87m asl)
South Berks Winter Snow Depth Totals:
2022/23 7 cm; 2021/22 1 cm; 2020/21 13 cm; 2019/20 0 cm; 2018/19 14 cm; 2017/18 23 cm; 2016/17 0 cm; 2015/16 0.5 cm; 2014/15 3.5 cm; 2013/14 0 cm; 2012/13 22 cm; 2011/12 7 cm; 2010/11 6 cm; 2009/10 51 cm
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08 April 2021 12:14:19

Great links everyone. 


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doctormog
08 April 2021 21:56:47

In a different part of the world it looks like La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent (and the Grenadines) may erupt imminently and parts of the island are being evacuated.


For clarification, by erupt I meant explosively as it has been erupting already but “only” effusively. The risk is a large explosive eruption and is why 16000 people are being evacuated from the north of the island. The lava dome has grown significantly in the last couple of days and is glowing (visible over 60 miles away).


Roger Parsons
09 April 2021 09:13:00


In a different part of the world it looks like La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent (and the Grenadines) may erupt imminently and parts of the island are being evacuated.


For clarification, by erupt I meant explosively as it has been erupting already but “only” effusively. The risk is a large explosive eruption and is why 16000 people are being evacuated from the north of the island. The lava dome has grown significantly in the last couple of days and is glowing (visible over 60 miles away).


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


A bit of geological background you may find interesting, DrM:


http://caribbeanvolcanoes.com/st-vincent-geology/


Also see:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs2o8mYxCCA


Roger


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
09 April 2021 09:39:06


 


A bit of geological background you may find interesting, DrM:


http://caribbeanvolcanoes.com/st-vincent-geology/


Also see:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs2o8mYxCCA


Roger


Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 


Thanks Roger.


As long as we don’t get a repeat of 1812’s eruption or something like the 1902 event on Mt Pelee (Martinique) it should be okay. The latter eruption sounds horrific and I think it is probably considered when contemplating evacuations.  


I also suspect the eruption of the relatively nearby and similarly named volcano (Soufrière Hills) in Montserrat is probably relatively fresh in people’s minds.


Darren S
09 April 2021 09:58:12


I also suspect the eruption of the relatively nearby and similarly named volcano (Soufrière Hills) in Montserrat is probably relatively fresh in people’s minds.


Originally Posted by: doctormog 


I've also been to Soufriere in St. Lucia. Nearly every Caribbean island has one it seems! The name means "Sulphur in the air". You can visit it and it remains relatively safe.



Darren
Crowthorne, Berks (87m asl)
South Berks Winter Snow Depth Totals:
2022/23 7 cm; 2021/22 1 cm; 2020/21 13 cm; 2019/20 0 cm; 2018/19 14 cm; 2017/18 23 cm; 2016/17 0 cm; 2015/16 0.5 cm; 2014/15 3.5 cm; 2013/14 0 cm; 2012/13 22 cm; 2011/12 7 cm; 2010/11 6 cm; 2009/10 51 cm
doctormog
09 April 2021 10:06:09


 


I've also been to Soufriere in St. Lucia. Nearly every Caribbean island has one it seems! The name means "Sulphur in the air". You can visit it and it remains relatively safe.



Originally Posted by: Darren S 


It’s not very original in terms of naming is it?  Something like the strangely named sub-marine volcano “Kick ‘em Jenny” would avoid any confusion as to the location.


doctormog
09 April 2021 13:09:14
La Soufriere has now erupted explosively (around half an hour ago).
picturesareme
09 April 2021 13:53:39

La Soufriere has now erupted explosively (around half an hour ago).

Originally Posted by: doctormog 


Footage of eruption .


 


https://twitter.com/kenvilleHorne/status/1380512071159320583?s=20


 

Perthite1
09 April 2021 13:54:04

La Soufriere has now erupted explosively (around half an hour ago).

Originally Posted by: doctormog 


Any news on how big the eruption is as when searching on google an SOS alert comes up for the island. 

picturesareme
09 April 2021 13:57:02


 


Any news on how big the eruption is as when searching on google an SOS alert comes up for the island. 


Originally Posted by: Perthite1 


Check twitter video linked above for footage. Eruptive cloud looking impressive. Some 6 kilometres - 20,000 foot.

Perthite1
09 April 2021 14:38:43


 


Check twitter video linked above for footage. Eruptive cloud looking impressive. Some 6 kilometres - 20,000 foot.


Originally Posted by: picturesareme 


Footage of falling ash beginning to come in on Twitter. At the moment they are saying the eruption has reached 23,000 feet. Would not be surprised to see that altitude increase. 

Darren S
09 April 2021 15:52:48

Back to Iceland - this Google maps overlay is quite useful showing the different vents and their locations.


http://atlas.lmi.is/mapview/?application=umbrotasja


 


Darren
Crowthorne, Berks (87m asl)
South Berks Winter Snow Depth Totals:
2022/23 7 cm; 2021/22 1 cm; 2020/21 13 cm; 2019/20 0 cm; 2018/19 14 cm; 2017/18 23 cm; 2016/17 0 cm; 2015/16 0.5 cm; 2014/15 3.5 cm; 2013/14 0 cm; 2012/13 22 cm; 2011/12 7 cm; 2010/11 6 cm; 2009/10 51 cm
Roger Parsons
09 April 2021 16:08:45

BBC picks up on St Vincent eruption...
Saint Vincent volcano: 'Explosive' Soufrière eruption sparks mass evacuation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-56693406




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
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