Saturday, August 23, 2014

Breaking news: Eruption has started in Dyngjujökull glacier on August 23 , 2014 ! Badarbunga begins to erupt - aviation warnings for ash cloud ( red alert )

Update - August 24 , 2014 .....

Maybe an eruption not underway ?

Two Biggest Earthquakes to Hit Bárðarbunga Yet


Map of Vatnajökull
Photo: Páll Stefánsson.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred in Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier at a depth of 5 km shortly after midnight last night. The earthquake is the largest since current seismic activity began in the area one week ago. A magnitude 5 earthquake also occurred at around 5:30 am, reports. 
As reported last night, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police in collaboration with the District Commissioners of Police in Húsavík and Seyðisfjörður decided that the emergency phase will stay in effect despite reports that an eruption may in fact not have started.
The Iceland Met Office is continuing to monitor the situation closely but stresses that there are presently no signs of ongoing volcanic activity. The aviation color code for the Bárðarbunga volcano remains red as an imminent eruption can not be excluded.
The emergency phase will be reevaluated at noon today.

Geophysicist: “Probably No Eruption”

Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier.
Bárðarbunga. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.
Geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson stated in an interview on RÚV that the eruption scare from earlier today was probably a false alarm. It’s unlikely that an eruption in Dyngjujökull outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, northeast of Bárðarbunga volcano, has begun.
Magnús explained that there are no indications of additional glacial melt or other certain signs of an eruption. Time will tell whether the seismic activity will end with an eruption, he reasoned.
However, Magnús added it was normal for scientists to conclude earlier today, based on data from sensors, that a small eruption had started. He stressed it would have been irresponsible not to issue a warning because of such an imminent threat.
Iceland Review will continue following the news and publishing updates on a possible eruption and accompanying glacial flood.

Small subglacial eruption underway at volcano in


Breaking news: Eruption has started in Dyngjujökull glacier!

Photo is from the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull.
An eruption has occurred at the site of the volcano Badarbunga. At the moment, it is still a sub-glacial eruption, meaning that there is no visible evidence of it, such as a plume or smoke. For now it is beneath the surface of the Dynhjokull icecap in the northern part of the Vatnajokull glacier, scientists at the Icelandic Met Office say.
There has not been any need to evacuate nearby towns as the eruption is not above the surface, however the area has been blocked off for tourists and the air space in the surrounding region has been restricted.
It remains to be seen what will happen as a result of this preliminary eruption. The area is being closely monitored and the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has determined that the level of emergency is now in the red phase. Locals living in nearby towns have been advised to pay close attention to updates. At this moment this is considered a small-scale eruption.

Zero Hedge ....

Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Begins To Erupt, Ash Cloud Imminent After Aviation Warning Raised To "Red"

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In April 2010, it was Iceland's unpronouncable Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted and forced more than 100,000 flights to be canceled on concern glass-like particles formed from lava could melt in aircraft engines and clog turbines.
A year later, in May 2011, ash from Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano forced flight cancellations in Scotland, northern England and Germany leading to further lower "GDP  adjustments" across Europe which back then was in desperate need of a scapegoat for its then double-dip recession.
So in what may be good news for Europe once again, now teetering on the edge of a triple-dip recession (in the confines of Europe'sworst depression ever), moments ago Iceland's meteorological service reported that the island's Bardarbunga volcano, having been closely observed by volcano-watchers for the past month due to heightened seismic activity, has begun to erupt which means in addition to Russia's trade war, Europe now has another volcanic eruption to blame its latest GDP contraction on. As the local Met office summarizes, a "small" eruption of lava has occurred to the northeast of the volcano leading the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service to declare that "all air traffic is now prohibited in a large radius around the volcano."