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Volcano Watch 2014

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posted on Aug, 26 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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From USGS:

5.6 5km depth

5.2 8km depth

with in the last two hours




earthquake.usgs.gov...
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posted on Aug, 26 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: crappiekat
en.vedur.is...=table

use the earthquakes shown and select M3+, its easier to find those bigger ones

opna button means "open"

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posted on Aug, 26 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: muzzy

damn the page rolled over.

here,s the new animation, up till the end of the 26th (3 hours ago)

warning, its 2.5MB size. (I compressed it to 1.8MB and reloaded it)

latest animation



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posted on Aug, 26 2014 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: muzzy

i do believe that "As you near the poles, the crust thins until eventually you have an opening or a hole ."

the crust thins,, and by the looks of things it was,, Northward Hoe!,, so to speak.

correct me if i am wrong.


edit on 8/26/2014 by BobAthome because: entertainment.



posted on Aug, 26 2014 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: BobAthome

yikes it looks hot in there!

Who knows what lies beneath the South Pole, there is only one volcano there, Erebus, the nearest next ones are the South Sandwich Islands at the bottom of S. America.
maybe because there is not land at the North Pole its more liable to thinning.
fits with the Expanding Earth theory anyways


Hot Spots wander, currently its Iceland and Hawaii, apart from the sub-duction type eruptions going on in South and Central America a nd Japan, Indonesia etc.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 02:24 AM
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Quite an interesting piece on Volcano discovery about the two possible types of fissure eruption at Bardabunga. The second one would not be good - that is a Laki style eruption that could be extremely bad for Europe and N. America. The first one is am Eyja style eruption quite common in Iceland and elsewhere, and not quite as bad.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 02:55 AM
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Seems like earthquake activity in Bardabunga is gained back. Yesterday it looked like it was going to die down, as quakes went deeper and deeper, while activity went lower. There are several outcomes:

Bardabunga caldera collapses: Laki-type eruption with strong explosions at start, and long lasting eruption, spewing ash for a long time, even month.

Dike reaches surface: This would be less explosive, but there would be massive lava flows and it would change the landscape a lot. If this happens on glacier, it would cause ash emissions, but outside the glacier it wouldn't cause so much problems.

Activity dies down: The dike goes deeper and deeper. If no more magma comes from the mantle, the magma will cool down and pressure will go down. Activity stops completely and the magma just stays there, waiting for second change. This outcome is highly unlikely in this situation. All the signs say its going to erupt at some point.

And the longer the activity continues, more likely its going to erupt. Strong quakes within the caldera signal that the caldera is going down as the magma is escaping underneath it. Its only matter of time when caldera reaches point when its no longer supported, and it finally collapses.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 03:51 AM
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A 4.5 depth 4km near Askja 5 hours ago, probably already checkes as quality 99%

Earthquakes have stopped at Bárðarbunga caldera (no red dots anymore) but this doesn't mean it's over there. We'll have to wait till some scientist has a look at the situation there.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:11 AM
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I find it strange that the only thing the seems to concern most medias and some people of the scientific world is ash generated by a grey eruption that would disturb air trafic.

They seem to ignore or avoid talking about the real issues if a fissure eruption would accur. And the issues isn't ash if a fissure eruption would occur, even outside the glacier.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 12:28 PM
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further to post by : muzzy

map based on preliminary data yesterday from IMO


same data but reviewed manually 12 hours later


right click image, select "view image" for full size

Quite a difference eh
Askja not under threat of intrusion at all ( at this stage)
The earthquakes on the 27th seem to be stuck on the Holuhraun lava field.

Earthquake data on the preliminary maps/tables on IMO are derived from the SIL seismic network, which automatically detects and locates earthquakes in Iceland and the surrounding offshore region.
The weekly cataloged database is based on manual routine corrections of the automatic bulletin produced by the SIL system. The earthquake list that appears is not final and can contain some errors, but gives a good overview of earthquake activity.

So lets not get too wound up about what the IMO map/table is showing, the data is inaccurate.

Damn, I have run out of icon colours, 10 seems to be the limit, then they start to merge together with the slight alteration in colour. I'll have to change to numbered icons, I should be good for 99 days then.

I'll do it like the Mexicans
www2.ssn.unam.mx:8080...

also pulling back a zoom level to get Askja in the picture smudges the topography detail, I will have to change to the map/aerial background shown on the 2nd image, its the best I can find on GPS Visualiser that shows the terrain without all the crap laid over it.
I may just go interactive maps, same aerial/satellite background is available on Google Maps. I just haven't had time to process the detail for the popup tags yet.


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posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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Magnitude 4.0 under Askja caldera
Update Wed 27 Aug 17:57


Over 800 earthquakes have occurred today so far, mostly now beyond the edge of the Dyngjujökull glacier. The crisis is showing no signs of decreasing. The intrusion itself has migrated about 1 km northwards since yesterday, and approaches the Asjka volcanic complex, which is a worrying development. A magnitude 4 earthquake occurred this morning under the eastern caldera rim of Askja (s. image).


also


At 00:16 UTC today, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred in the caldera of Bárðarbunga. At 02:50 UTC, another similar-sized earthquake (magnitude 5.2) took place in the same region.
At 01:52 UTC, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake was detected on the eastern side of the Askja volcano. This was followed by a few micro-earthquakes in the same area.
The dyke intrusion beneath Dyngjujökull is thought to be about 40 km in length.
Modelling of GPS data indicates that about 20 million cubic metres of magma have been added to the volume of the intrusion in the last 24 hours.
Modelling results suggest that the dyke intrusion is causing stress changes over a large area, including the region to the north of the dyke's extent; this could account for the increased seismicity at Askja volcano.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: Nidwin
I find it strange that the only thing the seems to concern most medias and some people of the scientific world is ash generated by a grey eruption that would disturb air trafic.

They seem to ignore or avoid talking about the real issues if a fissure eruption would accur. And the issues isn't ash if a fissure eruption would occur, even outside the glacier.


Yes, no one wants to talk about what will happen if this goes south with profound impacts all over the northern hemisphere. I think it's the head in the sand mindset.

It frankly worries me more than when they are trying to panic people with all their doom porn reporting. Look at how often they waste no chance telling us how scary Ebola is, how scary Global Warming is, how scary ISIS is, etc., as though they are trying to panic us, but here we have a potential real northern hemisphere encompassing disaster in the making and we here *crickets.*

Now, let's be plain. The odds are that this will still be a relatively normal event, either a medium sized rifting event or small caldera event or that it subsides. Those scenarios are still more likely. But as every day goes by with a reliable and vigorous pattern of magma movement and earthquakes, the other scenarios also creep up in likelihood, too.

At what point does a responsible media begin to discuss them, or is ignorance truly bliss when the disaster could actually happen?



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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That's a nasty scenario. double caldera at Askja and Bardy with a rift in between. Thankfully that is the least likely scenario. That's like 2012 movie likely at this point.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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I'm just re-posting the live link.
I've been glued to it for a few days...



If this volcano does go,
it might be a once in a lifetime thing to witness.


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posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 03:08 PM
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I know. I've had this thing open in the background on my PC at work ... just peeking every 10 or 15 hoping I won't miss anything even though most of the big action happens in the evening.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yep, that's about what I have been doing.
Keeping a page open with the cam.
I can't seem to watch the main website's cameras and can only get it on this link for some reason.
Good enough for me...




posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 03:35 PM
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I also think they should educate people more on this event. That's our media and why I come here.

I read that the worst event having to do with this area caused the longest and coldest winter in the history of the US, caused crop failures through Europe and India, and of course killed a lot of people in both Iceland and abroad. The 14th and 17/18th centuries also correspond to low sunspot activity and other V6 eruptions. From what I read, this area on its own managed to alter the climate and weather patterns (violent storms, etc).

In the 17th century this area was in eruption status for 8 months. It's hard to imagine the impact of that today. Flying will be the least of people's worries if this performs at the levels it did then. The longer it acts up the more concerning it becomes. If it would just erupt already it may release some pressure and calm down (my laymen assessment).



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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If anyone can read this and translate it, I do believe it has to do with the cracks they spotted from the air around Barðarbunga Volcano.

Pretty impressive pictures.

ruv.is...

I used google translator to get a part of it:


Clearly visible cracks appear on the surface blowout lava, north of Dyngjujökul, because swarms corridor there has been replacing its way deep above the ground. Scientists saw the cracks today, in eftirlitsflugi with TF SIF, machine Coast Guard.

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posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:29 PM
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I am watching the live cams,chat and following some of the conversation that is posted on the live screen,
and it is starting to sound like an eruption is under way.
People are just waiting for information.


Or it is another false alarm.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:14 PM
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What is the red glow in the center of the screen? I can't make much out until I get to my computer...



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