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Icelandic volcano with ongoing earthquake swarm

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I've been watching it. It's code orange at the moment and I hope it stays there until long after Saturday when I travel transatlantic...

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At least up in the North we had weeks of very warm & sticky weather & were longing for a cool-down.

 

Now we have April (heavy shower in progress as I write) & people have already forgotten...

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You can also get updated info from the Iceland Meteorological Office, see http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/articles/nr/2947

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Small eruption detected underneath the ice...!

 

Realtime tremor tracking and a webcam here... http://baering.github.io/

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2734573/Mystery-glow-Pacific-Ocean-Pilots-left-baffled-strange-orange-red-lights-spotted-dead-night.html

 

This looks very strange! All these earthquakes and eruptions... and now this? :blink:

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I have my eye on it. There has been constant low-level activity around the Straight of Gib for several months. Ditto Dodecanese off Turkey. I get the impression the Iberian Peninsula is being pushed North and West. You can see the build up of pressure over time by following the maps on EMSC. I think a biggie is due in Europe.

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On 16.9.2021, 20:42:45, HEM said:

Askja volcano (Iceland) is inflating...

 

To add to the "fun" the South end of La Palma island (Canaries) is being rattled by an earthquake swarm.

There have been earthquake swarms in the past decades without an eruption but the current swarm

appears to be more intense & shallower than the previous ones.

Isn´t that the big one to be worried about? It is recognized as the area where an eruption would cause a potential underwater slide which would trigger a tsunami like the world has never seen since the Storegga slide 8000 years ago.

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As stated in Wikipedia: 

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However the lack of supporting evidence has not stopped claims that the flank is in danger of failing

 

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A volcano that previously erupted only (in geological terms) 50 years ago is classed as active rather than dormant.

Active does not necssarily mean it is actually erupting.

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