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    Have you been watching?

    What about the ice-melt?


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    has the ice melt happened yet ? this report says it hasn't, but it's a few days old

    Volcano erupts in south Iceland


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    It looks like she blew after all. Air travel disruption for a few days.
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    Living in Norway atm sucks.

    Iceland is blowing all the ash in our direction :x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo
    It looks like she blew after all. Air travel disruption for a few days.
    It's messed up my trip to the States. Flights with geologists should be exempt from grounding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by Geo
    It looks like she blew after all. Air travel disruption for a few days.
    It's messed up my trip to the States. Flights with geologists should be exempt from grounding.
    Why? It's probably geologists poking around that set the damn thing off. :P
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    Is there any correlation with the recent major earthquakes lately? How about the increase of swarms at Yellowstone? Also, is continental rifting and the El Nino cycle interdependent or relative in any way? Thanks.
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    It is extremely unlikely that there is any correlation other than they are all the result of plate movement. We become to accustomed to looking at things from a narrow human time perspective. The eruption in Iceland is quite small. The recent earthquakes are on a par with what we would expect. Everything is pretty normal really.
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    Speaking of putting on a show, this shot is amazing:



    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100419.html




    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100419.html

    Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano
    Credit & Copyright: Marco Fulle (Stromboli Online)


    Explanation: Why did the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash? Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its location was particularly noticeable because it drifted across such well populated areas. The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland began erupting on March 20, with a second eruption starting under the center of a small glacier on April 14. Neither eruption was unusually powerful. The second eruption, however, melted a large amount of glacial ice which then cooled and fragmented lava into gritty glass particles that were carried up with the rising volcanic plume. Pictured above two days ago, lightning bolts illuminate ash pouring out of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
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    That image is currently my desktop background.

    I love the APOD site and reading all the neat things.

    So does the volcano show any sign of slowing down or speeding up?
    Always minimize the variables.

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    Amazing pictures.

    As bad as this one could be over the next few weeks, all eyes are on Katla which often goes off next and would be much worse by comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Power
    Ice land is stupid for making that volcano. Now people cant fly there. That just proves that everyone in europe are stupid fucktards.
    Why is this guy not banned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhaldane
    Why is this guy not banned?
    Because he only joined like 20 minutes ago. It'll happen soon enough.
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    I'm holding a betting pool as to when it'll happen. I have 20$ on within 1 hour of SkinWalker's entrance to the site
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    As bad as this one could be over the next few weeks, all eyes are on Katla which often goes off next and would be much worse by comparison.
    no need to lick your lips in anticipation
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    As bad as this one could be over the next few weeks, all eyes are on Katla which often goes off next and would be much worse by comparison.
    no need to lick your lips in anticipation
    Hardly looking forward to such an event. But at least three times Katla eruption has closely followed an Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Adding to the case is Katla tends to have a major eruption about every 80 years and the last being around WWI. No one knows for sure what will happen but Katla eruption is a good enough possibility to both worthy of discussion and serious disaster planning by Governments in the Northern Hemisphere.
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    Looks like another round of air travel interuptions are starting as Eyjafjallajoekull resumes putting up a lot of ash.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/5906509.cms
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    funny that the volcano is never in the news, until it hits the aviation industry
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    Here's some images from the April eruption.

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...llajokull.html
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    i wanted to put that picture as the background on my PC, but my wife made me take it off - said she found it depressing
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