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Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:31 am

Right now, there is a pretty cool looking fissure eruption ongoing at Iceland. Here's a webcam with a live feed:

http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga/
Close-up: http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga-2/


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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by TalkingReckless on Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:05 am

*bleep* me my flight was last Thursday from Paris to NYC.... i was thinking of delaying it a bit, thank god i didn't

Was praying that it wouldn't explode last week, was reading the news on it all week

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:38 am

Well, it's spitting out quite some volcanic ash now, too:



Dunno if the airspace must be shut down already or if the wind blows the stuff into a direction where it doesn't hurt too much.

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:06 pm

Looks ominous right now:


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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by TalkingReckless on Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:17 pm

Has it really blow yet? or is it still on the verge

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:22 pm

Well, there is a 1000m long fissure from which lava flows out. I guess you could count that as eruption. Dunno if there will be something bigger still.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/bardarbunga-volcano-iceland-lowers-aviation-warning-after-no-ash-detected-1.2751769

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by TalkingReckless on Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:27 pm

@rwo power wrote:Well, there is a 1000m long fissure from which lava flows out. I guess you could count that as eruption. Dunno if there will be something bigger still.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/bardarbunga-volcano-iceland-lowers-aviation-warning-after-no-ash-detected-1.2751769


I thought this was this was the biggest one in Iceland, so was expecting something larger then last time

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:31 pm

Yeah, the whole fissure system is huge, and there are still earthquakes in the magnitude 5 to 5.7 range, so it is of course possible that there will be more. But with volcanoes you never know - they could as easily go to sleep as they could go really boom. ^^

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:43 am

Getting more impressive again:


http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga-2/

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by RealGunner on Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:50 am

Is it still going on for 2 days?
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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:56 am

Yeah. Could go on for weeks even. We are talking about lava/magma coming from a plume that reaches down into the region between earth's mantle and outer core and thus would originate in about 2880km depth.









http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga-2/

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:01 pm

Currently the nightly Icelandic geology live show at the Bárðarbunga is a bit boring again:



Here is a The Telegraph article with  a more spectacular video of Tuesday's eruption as seen from a plane: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/iceland/11070653/Dramatic-lava-eruption-of-Icelands-Bardarbunga-volcano-captured-from-the-air.html

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:13 am

Yay, the Bárðarbunga is putting up a show again:


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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by Kick on Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:42 am

@TalkingReckless wrote:Has it really blow yet? or is it still on the verge

To clear this up, The volcano is not going to blow like the last big one, it is a different lava type, this one is less viscus therefore it is more of a flow and will not build up and explode like the one in 2012?

This eruption is more like the ones in Hawaii than those that create massive explosions and scatter ash everywhere.

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:56 am

Well, the problem is actually the fact that the volcano proper lies under the glacier. If the fissure opens under the glacier, then it could indeed blow and erupt lots of ashes that disturb the flight traffic like the Eyjafjallajökull, but it wouldn't be a plinian eruption like one would expect from a volcano like the Vesuvius, but it would still be rather liquid lava, but the boom would result from lava meeting ice and vaporising that. The current eruption is on ice-free ground some kilometres away from the glacier.


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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:58 am

Still looking cool:



This is from webcam Bárðarbunga 1 which is a bit farther away. The view from webcam Bárðarbunga 2 is currently a bit grainier - probably it is obscured by the steam and smoke.

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by Nishankly on Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:16 am

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:42 am

Hm. It's working here. Maybe the server had a hiccough?




Not much to see right now, though (some faint red shine on the left).

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:54 am

Fireworks update from webcam Bárðarbunga 1:



Webcam Bárðarbunga 2 seems to be offline - I hope it's still okay and didn't get roasted.

Some cool pics here on the blog:
https://www.facebook.com/IcelandVolcanoAndEarthquakeBlog

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:45 am

@RealGunner wrote:Is it still going on for 2 days?
It's still going on (and webcam Bárðarbunga 2 is up+running again):



That's a cool promo video from a helicopter company that offers flights to the volcano - they uploaded a 4min sequence of one of their flights to the current eruption: http://vimeo.com/105277259

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:52 am

Volcano update from Iceland. The fissure eruption is still going on.

This time webcam Bárðarbunga 1 shows the cooler pictures:

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:14 am

Volcano showing off in the early morning light:



Webcam Bárðarbunga 2

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:07 pm

Here are some satellite pics of the lava flow area:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=84316

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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:21 am

Iceland Volcano still in action:



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Re: Volcanic Eruption

Post by rwo power on Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:17 am

I just love to watch this:


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