picturesareme
02 March 2021 13:11:35

Originally Posted by: NMA 

If an eruption take place here it's likely to be more of a lava flow than anything sky high.

https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2021/03/02/eldstodvar_gusu_ofan_vid_hvassahraun/

The next eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula will most likely be a lava eruption. This can be accompanied by volcanic eruptions and some explosive activity in craters, which will probably be on the weaker side compared to previous eruptions on the Reykjanes peninsula.

"We find no signs of a large eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula. There have been volcanic eruptions, but they are usually very local. An eruption that took place there in the 13th century sent off some volcanic eruptions. The medieval layer that came from it is a few centimeters where it is thickest in settlements. Now we are primarily looking at lava flow if it erupts and I think that will be the main effect of an eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula, "said Þorvaldur. He said that such an eruption could be accompanied by a volcanic eruption, but that it is unlikely that it will destroy local communities.

Icelandic effusive types are notorious for toxic gasses so given the location there is definitely a risk to health for many Icelandic folk should this erupt.

chiversa56
02 March 2021 17:41:43

Etna continues to erupt ..  https://www.euronews.com/2021/03/02/mount-etna-europe-s-most-active-volcano-erupts-seven-times-in-two-weeks.

I also note there are a fair amount of volcanic activity across the world , Of course on a world scale   It is the ones that eject a large amount of ash into atmosphere that can make a difference to the climate rather than local lava flows..


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doctormog
02 March 2021 20:12:20

Yes, Mount Sinabung in Indonesia also erupted with dramatic (but thankfully limited) effect over the past 24 hours.

Edit: There is some impressive footage of the ash cloud here: https://youtu.be/HzwuTBx93uA 


doctormog
03 March 2021 15:26:50

Originally Posted by: ozone_aurora 

Magma movement confirmed under Reykjanes Peninsula!

https://www.vedur.is/um-vi/frettir/skjalfti-m57-a-reykjanesi?fbclid=IwAR3Grb3IDnX7t7llZroDhMsaXHXN6NXbeAys9mCLiTT_RyzXrvfZP7TkLLk.

 

 

Tremor pulse has now been detected in the area Keiler and the aviation colour code for Krysuvik has now been changed from yellow to orange (

meaning: " Volcano is exhibiting heightened unrest with increased likelihood of eruption  or, Volcanic eruption is underway with no or minor ash emission."

There is no confirmed eruption but the likelihood seems to be increasing.

 


doctormog
04 March 2021 09:34:59

Etna is looking very lively this morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YgYdv8ZkHQ 


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04 March 2021 10:24:44

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

Etna is looking very lively this morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YgYdv8ZkHQ 

So no possibility of journeying underground from Snaefel to Stromboli this year, DrM?

Roger

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/stromboli/news.html

 

 


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04 March 2021 10:29:37

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

Etna is looking very lively this morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YgYdv8ZkHQ 

Impressive as it is is that really live as it states or a rolling repeat?

The Skyline ones seem far less boisterous at this moment.

Compare.

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

 

doctormog
04 March 2021 10:38:25

Originally Posted by: NMA 

 

Impressive as it is is that really live as it states or a rolling repeat?

The Skyline ones seem far less boisterous at this moment.

Compare.

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

 

You're right, I think it may now be on a loop but it was definitely very lively this morning and at the time of posting the webcam link that you posted was actually showing something quite similar to what is seen in the YouTube video. It is quieter now by the look of things.

 

Meanwhile in SW Iceland, things still look very seismically active but I haven't seen any further IMO updates yet today: https://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/reykjanespeninsula/ 

Aviation code is still orange and the ground seems to have dropped in one area.


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04 March 2021 10:53:19

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

You're right, I think it may now be on a loop but it was definitely very lively this morning and at the time of posting the webcam link that you posted was actually showing something quite similar to what is seen in the YouTube video. It is quieter now by the look of things.

Meanwhile in SW Iceland, things still look very seismically active but I haven't seen any further IMO updates yet today: https://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/reykjanespeninsula/ 

Aviation code is still orange and the ground seems to have dropped in one area.

Yes it's not showing LIVE any  more.

A read on Iceland's Laki eruption and its effects around the world with first hand accounts though perhaps not for the the faint hearted.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22488007-island-on-fire

And heading off to Italy for a fictional account of another famous eruption:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/880.Pompeii

You can really feel you are there on the ground as well.

Nick

doctormog
04 March 2021 11:44:01

Originally Posted by: NMA 

 

Yes it's not showing LIVE any  more.

A read on Iceland's Laki eruption and its effects around the world with first hand accounts though perhaps not for the the faint hearted.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22488007-island-on-fire

And heading off to Italy for a fictional account of another famous eruption:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/880.Pompeii

You can really feel you are there on the ground as well.

Nick

 I really enjoyed that book.

 

I think any eruption on Iceland will be relatively small and of a rifting nature with lava flows rather than anything dramatic or disruptive. Hopefully something photogenic too (if it happens). 


Saint Snow
04 March 2021 11:56:00

Originally Posted by: NMA 

 

Yes it's not showing LIVE any  more.

A read on Iceland's Laki eruption and its effects around the world with first hand accounts though perhaps not for the the faint hearted.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22488007-island-on-fire

And heading off to Italy for a fictional account of another famous eruption:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/880.Pompeii

You can really feel you are there on the ground as well.

Nick

 

I went to Pompeii in 2019; the scale of it was impressive and the place atmospheric.

 

Laki is fascinating, with the millions of tons of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen flouride pumped into the atmosphere. In terms of the UK, summer 1783 had periods of intense heat, but also a lot of storms and some frosts. Winter 1783/4 was extremely cold and snowy. Effects were felt around the world, with millions of deaths estimated as a result (Africa, parts of Asia: drought & famine; Europe: sulphur dioxide poisoning, crop failure; Americas: extreme winter)

Whilst I don't think this potential eruption would be anything like as severe, given the way the past couple of years have gone, I wouldn't totally rule it out! And it'd be the last thing the world needed.


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The Beast from the East
04 March 2021 12:39:16

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

 

 

I went to Pompeii in 2019; the scale of it was impressive and the place atmospheric.

 

Laki is fascinating, with the millions of tons of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen flouride pumped into the atmosphere. In terms of the UK, summer 1783 had periods of intense heat, but also a lot of storms and some frosts. Winter 1783/4 was extremely cold and snowy. Effects were felt around the world, with millions of deaths estimated as a result (Africa, parts of Asia: drought & famine; Europe: sulphur dioxide poisoning, crop failure; Americas: extreme winter)

Whilst I don't think this potential eruption would be anything like as severe, given the way the past couple of years have gone, I wouldn't totally rule it out! And it'd be the last thing the world needed.

They showed 2012 on Channel 5 last night

Forgotten how awful it was


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Saint Snow
04 March 2021 12:41:09

Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East 

 

They showed 2012 on Channel 5 last night

Forgotten how awful it was

 

Starts off quite well, goes rapidly downhill.


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doctormog
04 March 2021 12:50:50

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

 

Whilst I don't think this potential eruption would be anything like as severe, given the way the past couple of years have gone, I wouldn't totally rule it out! And it'd be the last thing the world needed.

I'll not mention that Mt Pinatubo has been raised to Level 1 alert then (although no eruption is imminent despite the increase in unrest). 


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04 March 2021 12:59:48

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

 

 I really enjoyed that book.

 

I think any eruption on Iceland will be relatively small and of a rifting nature with lava flows rather than anything dramatic or disruptive. Hopefully something photogenic too (if it happens). 

Funny that, as I think you might have been the one to get me to buy it in a previous instalment of one of TWO's volcanic discovery tours.

I went to Pompeii in 2019; the scale of it was impressive and the place atmospheric.

Yes Saint I bet you would have found Pompeii fascinating especially some of the err murals. Hedonistic perhaps.

I've got a lava bomb/blob and some sulphur  I brought back from the little volcano in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago and my son has some bits of Etna that he brought back from a school trip. So I suppose Roger you could hold a bit of Italy and Iceland in one hand at the same time even if you couldn't take the tunnel.

 

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05 March 2021 11:41:50

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

 

 I really enjoyed that book.

 

I think any eruption on Iceland will be relatively small and of a rifting nature with lava flows rather than anything dramatic or disruptive. Hopefully something photogenic too (if it happens). 

Laki in 1783 had a disastrous rifting eruption so is your comment based on current seismographic readings? I hope so.

This event is rated as 4 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index,[5] but the eight-month emission of sulfuric aerosols resulted in one of the most important climatic and socially repercussive events of the last millennium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laki#1783_eruption 

I was much less impressed by Pompeii than by Herculaneum when we were last there, some 10 years back. A serious and efficient excavation and restoration job had been done in Herculaneum by an American foundation, but Pompeii was still taking the attitude that restoration consisted of putting up some scaffolding and 'Danger keep out' signs. I've since read that the Director of that time has been dismissed for incompetence and Mafia involvement, and that a new start was made in 2013 with the Italian Government taking a less laissez faire approach, so things may have improved.


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Saint Snow
05 March 2021 11:53:29

Originally Posted by: DEW 

a new start was made in 2013 with the Italian Government taking a less laissez faire approach, so things may have improved.

 

Didn't see much in the way of scaffolding and whilst sections of the city were still being excavated, the majority was excavated and open to explore, with many 'feature' parts detailed.

We went from a cruise ship, and only had 4 hours there, which IMO was way too short (but in the opinion of my wife and kids was well long enough!) and our guide, whilst undoubtedly knowledgeable, was aloof, impatient and at times downright rude. And we never got to go in the visitor centre where most of the 'bodies' are displayed.

I'd looked at options to organise the visit independently with a tour company, but in the end plumped for the easy choice of just booking the cruise tour (prices were pretty much the same)

With hindsight, I should have gone the independent route, and even considered Herculaneum.

 

 


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doctormog
05 March 2021 12:00:03

Originally Posted by: DEW 

 

Laki in 1783 had a disastrous rifting eruption so is your comment based on current seismographic readings? I hope so.

This event is rated as 4 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index,[5] but the eight-month emission of sulfuric aerosols resulted in one of the most important climatic and socially repercussive events of the last millennium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laki#1783_eruption 

I was much less impressed by Pompeii than by Herculaneum when we were last there, some 10 years back. A serious and efficient excavation and restoration job had been done in Herculaneum by an American foundation, but Pompeii was still taking the attitude that restoration consisted of putting up some scaffolding and 'Danger keep out' signs. I've since read that the Director of that time has been dismissed for incompetence and Mafia involvement, and that a new start was made in 2013 with the Italian Government taking a less laissez faire approach, so things may have improved.

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.


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