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1default Bardarbunga volcano on August 19th 2014, 2:07 am

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Remember the problems we had back in 2010? when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted and closed air space over most of Europe for weeks due to volcanic ash in the air. Well it look like it's on its way again, here is an extract from BBC News.

The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, with signs of "ongoing magma movement", Iceland's meteorological office says.

The risk level to the aviation industry has been raised to orange, the second-highest level, the met office said.

Any eruption could potentially lead to flooding or an emission of gas, the office added in a statement.

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, producing an ash cloud that severely disrupted European airspace.

The Bardarbunga volcanic system is located under the north-west region of Iceland's Vatnajokull glacier.
'Strongest earthquake'

"Intense seismic activity" began at the volcano on 16 August, and there was a strong earthquake in the region early on Monday, the met office said.

"This is the strongest earthquake measured in the region since 1996.

"Presently there are no signs of eruption, but it cannot be excluded that the current activity will result in an explosive subglacial eruption, leading to an outburst flood and ash emission," the met office said, adding that the situation was being monitored.

The aviation colour codes are used to indicate the level of risk a volcano poses to air travel.

An orange alert indicates that a volcano is showing "escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption", or is erupting without any major volcanic ash emissions.

A red alert means that an eruption is "imminent", or is underway with "significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere".

The ash cloud produced by the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption led to hundreds of thousands of passengers being affected by flight restrictions.

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2default Re: Bardarbunga volcano on August 19th 2014, 5:11 am

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Nice post. I do remember that time. Everything was grounded for a while.


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3default Re: Bardarbunga volcano on August 23rd 2014, 1:04 pm

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They have just increased the warning from orange to red now. This means that an eruption is imminent. The Civil Aviation Authority say that Flights will continue to operate normally until an eruption happens.

So going by that statement, it is just a matter of time before all flights into and out of Europe could be grounded again.

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4default Re: Bardarbunga volcano on August 25th 2014, 7:01 am

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An interesting update on this situation. It appears that both the Hekla and Bardarbunga volcanoes are active at present with multiple earthquakes occurring in the region.


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5default Re: Bardarbunga volcano on August 30th 2014, 7:24 am

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It appears that the Volcano has now quietened down a little. It's been a hectic few days, and there is an eruption but thankfully no sign of any ash in the atmosphere which would cause some major problems.

Fingers crossed that it stays that way until after my flight out.

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6default Re: Bardarbunga volcano on August 30th 2014, 8:12 am

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This is a good thing.  It is interesting to note that this volcano has had eruptions in the past that give it a VEI of 6 (on a scale of 1 to 8 )


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7default Re: Bardarbunga volcano on October 9th 2014, 10:24 am

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Volcano's are like giant lava spiting mountains.


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8default Re: Bardarbunga volcano on October 20th 2014, 8:58 am

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I prefer to think of them as lava factories myself


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9default Re: Bardarbunga volcano on October 20th 2014, 4:03 pm

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lava factories that one way to put it.


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