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Eyjafjallajökull Caldera Eruption

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:36 PM
reply to post by berkeleygal

It's HUGE isn't it... biggest since eruption I'd say...

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:38 PM
Wow I am blown away (no pun intended) by that ash cloud. How cool is that?!

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:39 PM
OK, who pulled the plug... all the Mila cams are down for me now

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:43 PM
reply to post by MoorfNZ

Hmm I still getting them here...still a great show too.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:44 PM
oeps perhaps becouse i am waching it now? great sighting...:-)
I can confirm also that the katla EQ was removed...

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:46 PM
It's ok - panic over - hyperventilating has ceased... I've got the cams back.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:47 PM
I load up the webcam and all of a sudden as it loads we get a big thunder clap outside my window. For a sec I was like umm wtf this has sound now? It took me a second to slap back to reality but was still cool for the moment. Some crazy folks on here would call it an omen

I love this stuff so much and its funny that when I talk about it with friends or family they look at me like I'm nuts.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:51 PM

Originally posted by ressiv
oeps perhaps becouse i am waching it now? great sighting...:-)
I can confirm also that the katla EQ was removed...

How long after you saw the quake do you think it was removed? It may have been reviewed by someone and was put down to something else. I watched the MetService's quake map yesterday nearly all day (I'm in bed at the mo!) and I didn't see any under Katla but many under Eyja.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:53 PM

I love this stuff so much and its funny that when I talk about it with friends or family they look at me like I'm nuts.

I get the same...

The plume today really does show that there's some very explosive activity going on at the moment - while the glacier slowly steams itself to death .... more quakes than in previous days, too, centered under Eyja.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:54 PM
That current ash cloud is quite impressive indeed, I don't think its far short of the earlier one that shut down European air-space. There's already some air-space closures again. Seeing this, I'd expect more to follow.

What a view we have this morning!

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:56 PM
New observations out from Icelandic Met Office - they talk about magma on the move and the size of the lava flow...

Plus... whoever it is saying on the Eruptions Blog that they were ridiculed here needs to get a backbone!!

I thought I'd post this entry from the Eruptions blog on here in case anyone reading in UK/Europe can help out.


To volcanologists in the UK and Europe,

Today ash is again affecting UK and Irish airspace, and we may receive new ashfall over the coming days. We are carrying out a study to look at the potential health hazard of the Icelandic ash, both in Iceland and affected parts of Europe. We would be very grateful if you could help us with sample collection:

1) If you have samples already and can donate a sub-sample
2) If you would be prepared to collect fresh samples.

1) We will be carrying out analysis of bulk ashfall collected in Iceland but also will be analysing micro-samples collected in the UK and beyond. If you have micro-samples we would grateful for a sub-sample which, if possible, has been representatively sampled from your sample although we appreciate this is difficult. We will be carrying out SEM analyses so require very little deposit.

2) We urge you to be prepared for any fresh deposits by putting out clean, plastic trays which are regularly emptied/cleaned, or maybe even just keeping your car clean so that you can brush off new ashfall with little contamination, from the roof or bonnet.

For guidance on ash collection, please see the Guidelines at which have been written with any tephra analyses in mind, not just health-related analyses. For information on the work which we will be carrying out, please also see the Protocol for bulk ash analysis (for assessment of health hazard) which is available on the same webpage. Obviously this protocol will only apply to substantial bulk samples collected from Iceland. Micro-samples will be analysed by SEM for grain-size distribution, morphology and composition.

Please contact Claire Horwell (Durham) directly with any queries (

[edit on 5-5-2010 by MoorfNZ]

[edit on 5-5-2010 by MoorfNZ]

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 11:14 PM
yesterday 23.3o holland time the eq was still listed event occurd yesterday afternoon
see some pages back at this thread for the exact time..

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by ressiv

One of the eminent scientists and volcanologists on the Eruptions Blog (our Jon as I like to call him
) who himself runs data collection equipment says this of "disappearing quakes"

@Susan, Sometimes automatic systems can be wrong, so wrong in fact that in many cases they just make up earthquake where there is none. It happens, and when it happens the false event is simply deleted and it is no problem.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 11:52 PM
All eyes on Poro - action seems to be increasing. Poor old glacier has collapsed on its right side... I don't think long before the centre wall is breached that currently seems to be holding back the steaming lava flows... so another jökulhlaup today with ensuing lahar??? I hope so!!

If you look on Voda cam, at the join/seam between the two images, you can see water pouring out - you can even see the glacial blue colour inside the ice... amazing.

[edit on 6-5-2010 by MoorfNZ]

posted on May, 6 2010 @ 12:18 AM
Good morning all to you! She is at the poro/voda good to watch, some cloudy. The meltwater is slowing down. But it is still very early there 04.00. For we now we have a beautifull day

Official report 5 may:

Eruption in Eyjafjallajökull
Status Report: 18:00 GMT, 05 May 2010
Icelandic Meteorological Office and Institute of Earth Sciences, University
of Iceland
Compiled by: Sigurlaug Hjaltadóttir, Björn Oddsson, Matthew J Roberts, Sigrún
Hreinsdóttir, Freysteinn Sigmundsson.
Based on: IMO seismic monitoring; IES-IMO GPS monitoring; IMO hydrological data;
IMO weather radar measurements, MODIS satellite image; reports from
people via phone and the IMO web site, information from the Icelandic Coast
Guard flight yesterday.
Eruption plume:
Height (a.s.l.): Plume at 5.5-6.5 km height according to IMO's weather radar; reached
up to 7.2 km 40 SA of eruption site at 17:45 and 8 km height just SE
of eruption site at 16:55. Information from ISAVIA: 18-20,000 ft at
14:50 GMT. Information from a Boeing 757 plane at 17:50: black
plume in 21,000 ft (6.5 km).
Heading: East-south-east over land and then towards southeast according
to a MODIS image at 12:45.
Colour: Black (see info. above). Bluish fog seen from Álftaver (65 km
Tephra fallout: Sólheimaheiði, Hjörleifshöfði and Álftaver (up to 70 km distance).
Lightning: No detections today over the eruption site.
Noises: Loud noises at farms south of the volcano troubled people during last
night. Reports from people hearing loud noises in up to 200 km
distance west and northwest.
Meltwater: Due to mild weather and snowmelt, increase in discharge was noticed
in Markarfljót peaking at midnight. Discharge from Gígjökull seems to
be decreasing and oscillations in water temperature at the old
Markarfljóts bridge relate to air temperature. Pulses of meltwater from
Gígjökull are unnoticeable. At midnight electrical conductivity began
to rise in Jökulsá á Sólheimasandi. Since then the conductivity has
raised from 170 μS/cm up to 590 μS/cm (hr:15:00). Possible reason for
this is volcanic ash from the eruption getting in to the meltwater from
Sólheimajökull. Samples of the water have been collected for
Conditions at eruption site: The eruption sight was not visible today. From the flight of
the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) 04.05.2010: The crater continues
build up in the northern most ice cauldron. Lava flows to the north and
spreads at 500 m a.s.l. The lava tongue is about 200 m wide and lava
channels that join at the tongue are about 30-60 m wide. The lava
channles gets wider every day.
Seismic tremor: Similar to yesterday.
Earthquakes: Continued seismicity, between 20 and 30 earthquakes have been
located beneath the ice cap since 3 May, first deep (18-23 km) but
GPS deformation: Significant changes in horizontal movement at GPS stations around
Eyjafjallajökull have been observed in the last 48 hours. Renewed
northward displacement is seen at stations BAS2 and STE2, located
just north of the ice cap. To the south, westward movement is apparent
at THEY, while station FIM2 - located further east - shows eastward
Other remarks: Weather conditions probably cause the loud noises to be heard over
long distances.
Overall assessment: Increased seismicity suggests that new material is intruding from
deep below Eyjafjallajökull and latest GPS-observations suggest inflation. So far, GPSsignals
are not large. There are no signs that the eruption is about to end.

posted on May, 6 2010 @ 02:41 AM
What does eldgosio means?

When you klick on the map beneath the poro cam it opens a new map and we can see two icons of a volcano with a red top.
One is Eyja and the other is named Fimm.

Someone knows more or can clarifiy this to me?


posted on May, 6 2010 @ 02:48 AM
Iceland Volcano Katla and Eyjafjallajokull Earthquakes Update 5/5/10

today it looks like the volcanoes are both experiencing activity.

Only time will tell how long Eyja will continue to erupt. In my opinion, the longer that Eyja continues activity in an upward direction, as opposed to calming or slowing down, the closer it brings us to the Katla eruption.

Read more:

posted on May, 6 2010 @ 04:42 AM
reply to post by Nidwin

Eldgos is eruption in Icelandic

Eldfjall is Icelandic for volcano

posted on May, 6 2010 @ 07:00 AM
7 or 8 new earthquakes all within 20 - 60 seconds of each other, one is very close to another dormant volcano.

posted on May, 6 2010 @ 07:02 AM
reply to post by Mr Zeropoint

7 or 8 new earthquakes all within 20 - 60 seconds of each other, one is very close to another dormant volcano.

I think you'll find it's 7 in last 20 mins for the ones under Eyja...

[edit on 6-5-2010 by MoorfNZ]

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