Iceland – 200-meter (660-ft) subsidence possible 

Bardarbunga caldera could subside by hundreds of meters, say two of Iceland´s top geophysicists.

In a short article published yesterday, geophysicists Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson and Pall Einarsson at the University of Iceland´s Institute of Earth Sciences point out three possible scenarios, and what the consequences would be in each case.

The current subsidence is already the largest such event observed in Iceland. The last known example of a caldera collapse happened in the Askja volcano system in 1875, when a large explosive eruption occurred there, causing widespread ashfall in eastern Iceland and reached Scandinavia. That caldera collapse created a lake in Askja, the deepest lake in Iceland.

See the three possible scenarios and their aftermath here:

Thanks to Twawki for this link

4 thoughts on “Iceland – 200-meter (660-ft) subsidence possible 

    • Yes they have and this will get much worse at higher latitudes above 45 degrees and at high altitudes! Expect to see ice caps start to grow at 10,000 ft on Tropical Mountains during the next 5 years.
      But it isn’t to do with volcanic eruptions, or AGW CO2 rises or AGW warming.
      It is to do with the Dalton like Solar Minimum we have entered, and which will continue for the rest of SC24 and SC25 a 30 year period.
      The following shows the Sun’s reducing output over the last three cycles:
      Russian solar scientists have predicted that SC25 will be as low or lower in output that SC25

  1. I hear the bookies in Las Vegas will take bets on almost anything – I wonder if they’re taking bets on what happens at Bardarbunga and if so, what the spread is for each scenario as presented in that web link.

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