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Bardarbunga has sunk about half a meter past the clock. This shows GPS - speaks Bárðarbunga. Prognosis eruption of lava pocket and continued on their own are the same. This was stated by scientists Council meeting this morning. Lava flows on the Jokulsa the mountains.
The area of lava is now 24.5 square kilometers. The volume of lava is now estimated that at least 200 million cubic meters. Gasský leaves the eruption site and the warning was sent out by sms - messages to all mobile Fjarðabyggð last night when a very high concentration of sulfur was measured Reyðafirði about ten o'clock last night.
Sigmund David - the Prime Minister - since appointed panel 's response to natural disasters. Group to review the requirement and cost of individual entities and organizations because of the volcanic eruption in hollow lava and earthquakes in and around the caldera Bárðarbunga in Dyngjujökli.
Has diminished concentration of sulfur dioxide in the plant, but was, now just eight more than 350 micrograms per cubic meter. Concentration reached almost 4,000 micrograms last night its highest rate since begun to measure the concentration of sulfur dioxide from the eruption of lava blowout.
Last night, unprecedented pollution levels were measured in Reydarfjordur, one of the town and villages on Iceland´s east coast. Around 23.00 PM, the sulfur dioxide reached 4000 micrograms/m³ (1526 ppm), but subsided rapidly after that. Inhabitants were advised to stay indoors, close windows and heat their homes to keep the pollution out. High levels were also recorded in other towns nearby, such as Neskaupstadur and Egilsstadir.
The incident last night in Reydarfjordur is at least the second time in recent days when a sulfur dioxide pollution has reached hazardous levels. Two days ago, sulfur dioxide was measured to be 2600 micrograms/m³, which was then a record. The pollution was described as a cloud, sweeping over the village. "This felt like standing behind a lorry, breathing the exhaust straight from the engine," said an inhabitant, according to the Environment Agency of Iceland.
The collapse of Bárðarbunga volcano
The collapse of Bárðarbunga volcano has already started. The caldera collapse in Bárðarbunga volcano started on 16-August-2014 and has been going on since then. Here is what I am expecting from the caldera collapse once it reaches its peak.
There are going to be earthquakes in the range of 5,5 and up to 6,7. Maybe larger if the crust can handle it.
Glacier flood are going to go south-west and north (Húsavík area) and possibly in other directions. I am expecting damage to hydrothermal plants in the pathway of the floods. How much damage there is going to be depends on the magnitude of the flood and the path it takes.
I am expecting long periods of no power in parts of Iceland once the flood has passed. I am also expecting lack of communications in large areas of Iceland. This is why Rúv has been telling people to get long-wave radios for the past few days. Usage of mobile network is also going to be unreliable in large parts of Iceland once the collapse starts full force in Bárðarbunga volcano. Due to damage that glacier floods are going to create.
I am expecting an ash cloud that might go up to 20 km or higher up in the atmosphere. It is however impossible to know for sure what happens until this starts.
It is difficult to know fore sure how much drop is going to take place, but it can be up to many hundreds of meters.
I fear that north slope of Bárðarbunga might collapse forward once this starts. Earthquakes in the area give clues about weakness forming there.
Bárðarbunga volcano is 2009 meters high above the ocean. This means there is a lot of material that is going to blow outwards once the collapse starts full force. This is might be one of largest eruptions in Iceland since it got populated more than one thousands years ago. I am hoping that the picture that I am drawing up is not as bad the reality once this starts. I am also hoping that no loss of life is going to happen. I am hoping for the best in this case, but the clues that I am getting are no good at all.