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Volcano due to erupt

Should be ban Iceland from operating volcanoes?  it seems they will soon lose control over another one, with possible disruption of air travel again...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28843968
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Very inconsiderate of them don't you think? - I think they should be banned from operating their little island while we're at it  Cheesy
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Bardarbunga - sounds like something out of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or The Fifth Element. At least this time the Icelanders have chosen a pronounceable name for their volcano.
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Remember last time! All the disruption to flights and some travel insurers refusing to pay compensation for delays. Sad
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Re: Volcano due to erupt

I was in Iceland this week and didn't see a volcano....mind you I wasn't specifically looking for a volcano.
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Re: Volcano due to erupt

Perhaps you should have popped into Tesco. There's usually one or two eruptions there each month. You have to get your timings just right, though Wink

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ASDA and their accidentally-on-purpose overcharging can be a bit explosive too  Cheesy
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Re: Volcano due to erupt

So can a night of vindaloo (so aptly named, don't you think) Tongue
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Re: Volcano due to erupt

Quote from: Strat
I was in Iceland this week and didn't see a volcano....mind you I wasn't specifically looking for a volcano.

The snag with this volcano,  a bit like the last one, is that ou can't see it,  as it's beneath a glacier.
And like eyjafHuhHuh ,  the meltwater from the glacier won't react well if it errupts ; water + magma generates lots of airborne ash, once it's cleared the ice.
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Interesting article on Muon tomography being used to  image magma chambers to predict eruptions
(currently only being used in Japan)
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Thar she blows! Anyone got a holiday planned that involves flying anywhere? Might have to forget it! Aviation red alert issued.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28913165
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This could actually be a big one! The land under the nearby glacier has pulled apart recently by 20cm, normally 2cm per year. If the centre of the volcano collapses it'll make one helluva bang/mess.
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Very interesting graphic....
http://baering.github.io
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@nozzer:- nice graphics, hadn't seen that site
uptodate info here http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/articles/nr/2947
in 3D animated here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHmCS0hCTLA
live stream here http://apis.is/earthquake/is
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Looks like that last linky has been destroyed by the earthquake... all that appears is a page full of text...  Huh