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"you can see how the Holuhraun eruption compares to New York: the lava would now cover Manhattan to 53rd Street and its volume would frame the entire Empire State Building, except the tip of the antenna."

 

Like that bit , it sort of gets it in to something we can relate too.

 

I must point out that until we see the evidence from the camera or IMO, that a fissure eruption has started nearer the Bada volcano, under the glacier.

It is only me assuming what is going on, it could be nothing like what I have said in the posts above.

We will see   attachicon.gifK93.JPG

 

 

Strains throughout Iceland from this, Hekla is a hair trigger sort of beast, don't take too much tugging and pulling...attachicon.gifK94.JPG

Hi Rusty,

 

Those clouds look different and camera2 is showing nothing but shaking a lot.  All looking dodgy again

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I am still trying to understand what is happening here but there does seem to be a little confusing information going on. Before I express any thoughts, understand that I am not a volcanologist and th

Did you see the beautiful picture with the eruption glow and northern lights giving surreal lighting effects.   The eruption seen from Jökulsarlón south of Vatnajökull glacier.  (Martin Schultz,

This is my favourite (from elsewhere) to date - very atmospheric.  

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Hi Rusty,

 

Those clouds look different and camera2 is showing nothing but shaking a lot.  All looking dodgy again

Hi NNW.  Yes this is the thing, it is a change in weather conditions and simultaneously a change in the eruption, sods law...

I am sure the fissure has gone back toward Bada and thus reducing the nearest fissure to the camera, to hardly anything. So many variables...

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10.09.2014
High consentration of SO2 was measured at Reyðarfjordur in the eastern fjords today and peaked at 1400 measuring SO2 at 2600 Âµg/m3. Measurement were showing decreasing concentration at 1500. It is uncertain how the situation will develop. Members in sensitive groups, including healthy individuals with mild asthma, may experience health effects. They may be affected at lower levels than general public. Toward the upper end of this range, most asthmatics who are active outdoors are likely to experience some breathing difficulties.  Stay indoors and avoid outdoor activities when the consentration of SO2 is high. More information on www.loftgaedi.is

 

http://www.almannavarnir.is/displayer.asp?cat_id=133

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5.5 10 Sep 05:28:29 Checked 4.5 km NE of Bárðarbunga --

5.2 09 Sep 01:07:29 Checked 7.9 km ENE of Bárðarbunga --

4.8 10 Sep 15:51:14 Checked 4.2 km SE of Bárðarbunga--

4.3 09 Sep 21:44:45 Checked 1.3 km W of Bárðarbunga --

4.1 10 Sep 15:51:00 Checked 4.2 km SE of Bárðarbunga --

3.9 09 Sep 21:43:11 Checked 0.8 km WNW of Bárðarbunga--

 

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still roughly the same place

 

more in the ice and still the bigger quakes at bara

 

http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/vatnajokull/#view=table

 

also still deeper ones there showing the feed is still strong

 

the watch continues :good:

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Interesting that Askja has gone quiet again. Perhaps the dike feed has become blocked and the quakes further back are due to a pressure build up.

She responded to the change earlier today, then nothing... Perhaps she is like Hekla and quite sensitive to the important things, like dogs and cats, we respond to everything, they respond to the things that count...

Further away than yesterday, that is further back, so we get a better view, but it is in a more dangerous position.

Fluid dynamics and river type lava erosion come in th play under pressure and heat underground... Encapsulating and yet traditional in these parts I would expect, the Vikings were in awe at the place.

Hells gate, I think they went back home the first time they saw the rage in the place, when it chooses, even known to allow rhythm and then snap' like a preying mantis, 

Great viewing on the Internet tonight, just hope we are all safe ... No pic, can't think of one.

 Lucas eat your ...post-4726-0-39258500-1410376386_thumb.jp LOL if only we knew what it meant... I posted the same picture 3 times, such is life...

 

Grumbling internals I think   post-4726-0-58415700-1410377029_thumb.jp  post-4726-0-00160400-1410377210_thumb.jp

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5.5 10 Sep 05:28:29 Checked 4.5 km NE of Bárðarbunga --

5.2 09 Sep 01:07:29 Checked 7.9 km ENE of Bárðarbunga --

4.8 10 Sep 15:51:14 Checked 4.2 km SE of Bárðarbunga--

4.3 09 Sep 21:44:45 Checked 1.3 km W of Bárðarbunga --

4.1 10 Sep 15:51:00 Checked 4.2 km SE of Bárðarbunga --

3.9 09 Sep 21:43:11 Checked 0.8 km WNW of Bárðarbunga--

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still roughly the same place

more in the ice and still the bigger quakes at bara

http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/vatnajokull/#view=table

also still deeper ones there showing the feed is still strong

the watch continues :good:

Interesting that the quakes under the ice look to be more concentrated than they were.Jonfr said on his blog that he thought an eruption had started there. I just wonder whether water ingress has cooled the lava and as a result the pressure has increased. That would put extra pressure on the outflow from Bunda

Whoops just seen that Pit thought of that before me

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Anyone notice how shallow the quakes are over at Katla ?

Ice quakes from the seasonal melting. I can't wait for colder weather to put a stop to those nuisance quakes so that any earthquake activity then is meaningful.

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We all safe here Rusty nice and far away. However if the gas keeps going and high pressure remains stuck over us it may get interesting.

 The Laki scenario, is the glowing thought ever since I noticed the FAX charts from our Met O....

I hope for a multi-volcano fireworks display and a few cold Winters. Nothing more.

Having a little ginger DNA probably helps me with this :diablo: .

But a Laki is altogether different and worrying in a far more sinister way. Still having some ginger in me gives me a fighting chance of survival, so hey what the hell...LOL. :hi:

I joking loudly .

Hope it is not Laki, mate.

Regards.

 

Carls mate has put a few more pictures on Flikr...https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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Excellent link John..

 

So, if I am reading it right 

 

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10.09.2014 05:28:29 64.672 -17.469 2.6 km 5.5 99.0 4.5 km NE of Bárðarbunga

 

Looks like this on one of these plots

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In fact for that time stamp you can see the activity travelling right along the mid- Atlantic ridge.

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Wednesday
10.09.2014 21:42:55 64.635 -17.545 4.7 km 3.5 99.0 1.0 km SW of Bárðarbunga,, Wednesday
10.09.2014 21:42:31 64.641 -17.570 7.3 km 3.2 99.0 2.0 km W of Bárðarbunga,, Wednesday
10.09.2014 21:41:18 64.671 -17.576 7.2 km 3.1 99.0 4.1 km NW of Bárðarbunga,, Wednesday
10.09.2014 22:08:19 64.621 -17.466 3.0 km 2.8 99.0 3.6 km SE of Bárðarbunga,, Wednesday
10.09.2014 22:28:42 64.661 -17.532 6.7 km 1.6 99.0 2.3 km N of Bárðarbunga,,

 

 

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M 5.1 - ICELAND - 2014-09-11 00:07:41 UTC

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=399378

 

You felt this earthquake. Tell us!

  Magnitude mb 5.0 Region ICELAND Date time 2014-09-11 00:07:40.8 UTC Location 64.60 N ; 17.54 W Depth 10 km Distances 217 km E of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 113,906 / local time: 00:07:40.8 2014-09-11
124 km S of Akureyri / pop: 16,563 / local time: 00:07:00.0 2014-09-11
119 km W of Höfn, Iceland / pop: 1,695 / local time: 00:07:40.8 2014-09-11 399378.global.thumb.jpg

Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist

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