Friday, August 29, 2014

Iceland's Barbarbunga Volcano

Iceland's Barbarbunga volcano has been rumbling for some time now and it looks like its finally broken the surface. Its not a mountain of an eruption but a large fissure (an old one by all accounts) has opened north of the volcano and is vomiting its contents upon the land.

The volcano is on red alert and it seems to be pushing up and out in multiple areas. Planes have been diverted as its almost impossible to know when the volcano will...if at all...blow. The volcano itself lies beneath the ice sheets in north Iceland and has been melting a great deal of its cap. The Grimstvon Lake has jumped from 16 to 32 feet in the last week or so.

We'll see.

This is not the volcano in question.

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