Iceland website calling for double eruption

Two Iceland volcanoes now acting up

Jón Frímann is now expecting that two Icelandic volcanoes will erupt in a short time; both Bárðarbunga and Askja.

The alert level for Askja, right next door to Bárðarbunga, has been elevated to code Yellow.

More than 1300 earthquakes hammered the north end of the dyke swarm yesterday, says Jón, and the water level in Grímsvötn (Grímsfjall volcano) lake has risen close to 50 feet (15 m) in the past few days.

“The situation is extremely dynamic and is going to change fast in next 24 to 48 hours,” says Jón. “I am now close to 80% sure that an eruption is going to take place in both Askja volcano and Bárðarbunga volcano, since minor eruptions have been taking place under the glacier already.

Thanks to Keith Phillips, Ron de Haan and Tom O for this link

“Both of these have histories of sizeable eruptions,” says Tom. “And remember, Katla has been flirting with serious unrest for quite some time. If you draw the line backwards that this “dyke” has been growing along, you will find Katla.”

11 thoughts on “Iceland website calling for double eruption”

  1. In Iceland, I found that the Icelanders take all this in stride. If something erupts, it erupts. “We can manage OK” is their attitude. You gotta admire that.

    • Hey – you live in Iceland you probably appreciate a bit of extra warmth – provided you’re not directly on top of it.

    • Jbird : I could never admire ignorence….ignoring the truth doesn”t protect you from it…Knowlegde is always better..not easyer…but better.

  2. Keep in mind that Jon is volcano enthusiast that happen to live on Island and has no scientific background whatsoever.

    His predictions and toughts about what is going to happen should be taken with a big grain of salt.

    Having said that I appreciate the time and efforts he put in his website.

  3. Two volcanoes in Iceland are considered a threat to flight.
    International flight has warned that two Icelandic volcanoes for signs of unrest or are preparing for an eruption. As stated in the hints earlier today was box this morning put the yellow color in the Icelandic Meteorological Office, according to the ICAO volcanic warning system.
    Bardarbunga remains at orange, the next-higher alert level. Bardarbunga however, was for a time the red last weekend, when the Meteorological Office and Civil Protection issued a notice of the eruption had begun. Flight restricted area was set encompassing a large part of Vatnajökull and Southeast waters along the southeast of the country.

    • Hey Robert: I know this is off topic, but I just got you’re book “Not by Fire but by Ice” and I’m so excited!! Then after reading it, I can’t wait to get your new book that I’ve been hearing about!

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