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Eruptions Signs of Ice Melting Inside the Barðarbunga Caldera in Iceland

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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 12:06 PM
It seems that this isn't over, yet. The Barðarbunga Volcanoe is still making a fuss in Iceland and ir's even showing signs that it doing some "behind the scenes" work as it builds up momentum underground.

The biggest development in the ongoing volcanic crisis surrounding Barðarbunga in Iceland was the discovery of a number of depressions in the ice that fills the volcano’s caldera. These “cauldrons” in the ice (see below), numbering over a dozen, are relatively shallow, only 10-15 meter deep but make a string that spans 4-6 km along the surface of the ice. Scientists from the Icelandic Meteorological Office and University of Iceland took a number of flights over the region to observe these features that have come to two main preliminary conclusions: (1) these depressions are likely caused by melting of the ice from below and (2) these depressions lie along the water divide Jökulsá á Fjöllum River, which flows beneath 400-600 meters of ice.

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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 12:14 PM
a reply to: lostbook

ice cold water tends too draw more smoothly , any heat source, when given the opportunity, but can be voracious in it appetite,,ie High Pressure Steam,,good for cracking rock,,ie 5.4 BOOM.

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 12:25 PM

originally posted by: BobAthome
a reply to: lostbook

ice cold water tends too draw more smoothly , any heat source, when given the opportunity, but can be voracious in it appetite,,ie High Pressure Steam,,good for cracking rock,,ie 5.4 BOOM.

So, you think there is no problem here? Great avatar by the way. You can't go wrong with Carl Sagan.

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 12:32 PM
a reply to: lostbook

i think that in any situation were the products of Combustion are at play there should be caution.
Now add Water too the chamber gradually because HOT chamber into which Ice cold water under pressure is added too an area, where expantion must occur,,trust me if the pressure is greater than pot,,and heat energy is contantly inreased,,,something will happen,,,
and that something is called Horse Power.

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 12:53 PM
This volcano could be gathering steam (pardon a pun) for an oversize eruption.......
Or on the contrary its merely doing its volcano thing dissipating underground heat.....
Not possible to say either way as yet......
I wonder of the water is warm?

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 01:42 PM
I hope they got anti cloud chemtrails ready if big volcanic eruptions become common.

Ice ages due to numerous volcanic eruptions is a common trend on this little planet.

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 03:02 PM
I've been following events closely since this whole thing began. It's enormously entertaining. The important thing to consider is that there is still every chance that all this could die down into nothing. However, just today they put Askja volcano on yellow alert while Bardarbunga is still on orange. There is a very long subterranean magma dike extending north from Bardy toward Askja. As of today, they think that the magma might be impacting Askja enough to cause her to get restive.

They also think the dike might be drawing on a deep magma source, not just Bardarbunga's magma chamber which is also problematic.

The media is ignoring this which is strange because it has scenarios attached to it that are every bit as scary as a worldwide Ebola outbreak in their own way. A long-term rifting eruption from this which is possible could completely screw up the 2015 growing season in the northern hemisphere. Take some time to think about what kind of global chaos that could cause.

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 03:21 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

This concerns me a hell of a lot more than ebola, which while it is a problem, it's being blown up out of proportion. However should a caldera blow, then it will have dire consequences for us all. Well, all except the elite who will make sure they are covered. But for the rest of us, we'll have to endure nasty winters and famine. In addition to ebola, this could be quite a deadly mix, as resources will be stretched. On the positive side though, with reduced air travel, perhaps the ebola spread would be somewhat limited.

In 1783, Grímsvötn in Iceland caused a volcanic winter.

Krakatoa was another example. It blew in 1883, and caused problems for 5 years after.

There was another in 1991 when Mount Pinatubo blew its load, this had a global effect too, albeit not on the same level as Krakatoa.

200 years ago, in 1815 Mount Tambora erupted, which created the "year without summer".
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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 03:36 PM
a reply to: Firefly_

If things stay as they are, I'm not terribly concerned about Ebola unless it mutates into something as airborne as cold or flu.

But, this has the potential to go like the Laki rifting eruption. When that happened, the Founders could not cross the bay to sign the Treaty of Paris because the bay refused to thaw, the Mississippi froze as far south as New Orleans and ice was seen floating in the Gulf of Mexico, 99% of the livestock in Iceland choked to death on poisonous gas and 25% of the population starved, Europe suffered brutal winters and giant hail storms with massive hail stones that killed lots of livestock and ruined crops additionally the sun was blood red at mid day, and there was a drought in Egypt that killed 1/6 of the population there.

While our society insulates us somewhat, these things would still have a profound impact on us. Food prices would sore as we do not tend to store food against bad harvest. We are at best on widespread bad harvest away from global famines. Egypt would definitely disintegrate as would the ME and many other poor countries that are just now hanging on barely as it is.

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 04:15 PM
a reply to: lostbook

Yes this has me worried too...

Have been doing some digging around on the net and found this useful blog site

iceland volcano blog

This seems to be the opposite of what is often found on conspiracy and alternative news sites, that is often an apocalyptic scenario is put forward which is directly in opposition to an actual threat analysis by scientists.

Approaches to planet earth by comets etc are a good example, whereby fearmongering is belied by scientific fact when specialist web sites are checked by a simple web search.

In this case I am finding the opposite...

Now that has me a little concerned. Especially if MSM goes quiet.

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 04:19 PM
there may still be a spectacular event i think. maybe a simultaneous eruption chain.

posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 07:31 AM
a reply to: lostbook

A further update is available with analysis of the situation via a report from the Icelandic civil protection and emergency management organization.

3 Sep report

Several scenarios are put forward, and since yesterday there has been a fairly regular slow uptick in seismic activity, including a 5.5 level quake, rather than a reduction, as put forward by scenario one.

An orange and a yellow aviation alert are in force.

hope useful for those interested

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