"Since this system was created, two additional categories have been added to the Lacroix classification:
* e) Icelandic - This type of eruption emits large amounts of lava from fissures, often miles in length and spread in sheets over the land. The
lava is very fluid and can flow for long distances.
* f) Solfataric stage - This term is applied to the final phase of eruption, during which only gases are emitted. This is named after the
Solfatara (“sulfur” in Italian) volcano near Naples. Since 1198, it has only emitted gases. Volcanoes can stay in the Solfataric stage for
hundreds of years after its last eruption.
www.ruv.is... = some pictures.. we don't get tired of them do we?
www.ruv.is... - here is a link to a video that was taken this evening. Click on "Horfa má á
myndskeið Ómars Ragnarssonar hér." My macbook doesn't like this site very much and I can't watch any of the videos, but you can so here you go!
Still no ash in Reykjavík thank god.
Farmers in the closest area are worried that their fields are ruined, toxic ash 10 cm thick on the grass plus ice and dirt from the floods.
Winds are again changing that could affect Britain's airports but only the night will tell.
The ash has an affect in Africa, crops are ruined.
Now we can see lava from the first time on the webcams, lucky you who don't have to sleep at the same time the show is on
www.mbl.is... - oh my god the ash images in the end, right over Vestmannaeyjar;
population around 5000.
And if you missed it - www.flickr.com... pictures from when I went to see the first eruptions april 1st.
I saw earlier that someone was thinking about what kind of a volcano it was? en.wikipedia.org...
It is a stratovolcano like many here in iceland. It has three craters and if I remember correctly the biggest one is around 2.5 km and the other ones
around 1 km (remember the big scary crater face picture someone posted?)
Laki is a fissure event = en.wikipedia.org...
Well, sometimes wikipedia is a bit** but I read everything there on this and its about right. And of course if you want to learn more about Hekla or
Katla then just wikipedia it or google it
Hope I can answer more questions if you have them and will post latest news in the morning.
Web cam is now showing a pretty good display of lava being flung in the air.
It looks like Ey has entered a new phase, which might be a good thing as far as the amount of ash being thrown into the air. The real question is,
what effect will the injection of fresh lava have on our girl and her surrounding fiends?
Good Morning to You! -- You have some catching up to do - but, just so ya know - there is no new erupution anywhere else - we had as how was it posted
-- a test run - with mis reported information though
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