Bárðarbunga might be the longest Icelandic eruption since 19th century

So says Jón Frímann in his volcano update of 22 December 2014.

The lava field in Holuhraun is now larger then 80 km² (30.9 sq miles) in size, says Frimann, although earthquake activity remains the same.

Some sensors remain offline due the weather and heavy snow in the area.

There are no signs about the eruption ending any time soon. The eruption could go on for years, at least many months in it’s current phase.

Meanwhile, the latest news reports suggest that dyke intrusion is taking place in Tungafellsjökull volcano.


Thanks to Bill Sellers for this link

5 thoughts on “Bárðarbunga might be the longest Icelandic eruption since 19th century

  1. I looked it to their site as usual and its gone from a bit slower shake wise back to fairly frequent and still getting many round the 4 and close to 5 mark pretty regularly
    sure doesnt seem likely to go quiet anytime soon

  2. This site, a CFCs cause ozone depletion site, indicates:

    …Ozone is also depleted by chlorine and bromine gases emitted by volcanoes. Major effusive, basaltic volcanoes deplete ozone, warming Earth, while major explosive volcanoes also form aerosols in the lower stratosphere that reflect and scatter sunlight causing net cooling. A balance between the duration of effusive volcanoes causing warming and the rate of major explosive volcanoes causing cooling appears to have controlled climate throughout geologic time….

    Given Bárðarbunga is a ‘major effusive, basaltic volcano’ dumping HCl, H2F, and SO2 into the atmosphere, according to their theory the climate should start warming again.

    If the sun controls the climate we should see cooling. If Dr David Evans Notch-Delay Solar Theory is correct the cooling should start within the next few years.

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