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Iceland volcano eruption in 1783-84 did not spawn extreme heat wave  Phys.org

An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the ...


Ben Franklin was right about Iceland's Laki volcano  Futurity: Research News

Following the 1783-84 eruption of the Laki volcano on Iceland, Benjamin Franklin speculated on its effects on the climate. A new study shows he was right.


Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors  NBC News

FJADRÁRGLJÚFUR, Iceland — A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the ...


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 19 May 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (13 quakes between mag 0.2-1.9), Brennisteinsfjöll (5 quakes between mag 0.2-1.3), Chaîne des Puys (1 quake mag 3.2), Clear ...


Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 17 May 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (6 quakes between mag 0.1-1.5), Clear Lake (30 quakes between mag 0.3-1.8), Etna (2 quakes between mag 1.0-2.0), Kilauea (3 ...


Iceland’s Radical Plan to Slow Climate Change  Popular Mechanics

Geothermal engineers are turning CO2 into fizzy water and injecting it into rocks—and it's working.


Spectacular photographs of Iceland from new book Iceland by Chris McNab published by Amber Books  Daily Mail

These images are from a new book in Amber Books' Visual Explorer Guide series called Iceland, by Chris McNab. They capture Iceland's quite breath-taking ...


20 photos of Iceland’s majestic landscapes  National Geographic

From glacial lagoons to volcanic caves, fill out your Iceland bucket list with these stunning destinations.


WATCH: Iceland turns carbon dioxide to rock to clean the air  Philippine Star

HENGILL, Iceland — In the heart of Iceland's volcano country, 21st-century alchemists are transforming carbon dioxide into rock for eternity, cleaning the air of ...


No, the giant Katla volcano in Iceland isn't about to erupt  USA TODAY

Despite screaming headlines in the British tabloids and even the Sunday Times, there is no sign that Iceland's Katla volcano will erupt any time soon, scientists ...


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 21 Apr 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (2 quakes between mag 2.3-2.5), Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 0.2-1.2), Clear Lake (15 quakes between mag 0.6-2.2), ...


"Volcano Tourism" A Growing Concern For Iceland  Reykjavík Grapevine

The phenomenon known as "volcano tourism" is both a cause for concern—and to tour companies, an opportunity—that Iceland must contend with.


Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 22 Apr 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.5), Clear Lake (17 quakes between mag 0.4-1.7), Coso (1 quake mag 1.6), Grensdalur (6 quakes between mag ...


Reports of a volcanic eruption in Iceland are fake news at its worst  Quartz

The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded ...


Volcano in Iceland Is One of the Largest Sources of Volcanic CO2  Eos

High-precision airborne measurements, in combination with atmospheric modeling, suggest that the Katla subglacial caldera may be one of the planet's biggest ...


Aviation Regulated Services  Met Office

We are a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) designated provider of meteorological services, a World Area Forecast Centre and a Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre.


Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Hausfeld's Brent Landau  Law360

A volcanic eruption in Iceland set off one of Brent Landau's most memorable travel headaches over the course of his successful career as a plaintiffs attorney.



Iceland volcano: Could Katla erupt and will another ash cloud disrupt European flights?  The Independent

A huge volcano in southern Iceland is belching higher quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere than previously thought, prompting scientists to ...


Iceland volcano eruption concerns, scientists disagree  IceNews

Katla volcano has been a point of interest in recent weeks due to the release of a scientific paper revealing how much carbon dioxide is being produced by the ...


The hidden talent of a dangerous Icelandic volcano  Nature.com

Katla, known for its frequent and explosive eruptions, produces more carbon dioxide than almost any other volcano on Earth.


Terrawatch: Katla volcano may erupt - but not just yet  The Guardian

Scientists are monitoring CO2 released by the Icelandic volcano, which may help predict an eruption more accurately.


Öraefajökull volcano (Iceland): continuing seismic unrest cause worries about potential reawakening  VolcanoDiscovery

The volcano is continuing to show signs of unrest. Over the past months, elevated numbers of small earthquakes have continued to occur beneath the ...


The Elusive Volcanic Eruptions That Plunged Europe Into The Dark Ages  Forbes

The years after 536 CE were characterized by widespread famine and a devastating plague swept across Europe. Scientists believe a powerful volcanic ...


Iceland volcano SHOCK: Katla volcano is releasing HUGE amounts of gas  Express.co.uk

HUGE amounts of potentially dangerous methane gas are being released from a glacier connected to Katla volcano - one of Iceland's most active volcanoes.


New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption  Iceland Magazine

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is busy filling its magma chambers, new research confirms. An eruption in Katla would ...


The Krafla fires: One of the largest volcanic eruptions of Iceland's modern history  Iceland Magazine

The eruptions in Krafla in North East Iceland, which began in December 1975, were one of the largest volcanic eruption in modern Icelandic history.


Öræfajökull Volcano: Will It Or Won't It Erupt?  Reykjavík Grapevine

Speculation has been swirling about the glacier-covered volcano in southeast Iceland, but the activity of volcanoes is notoriously difficult to predict.


9-years since the Fimmvorduhals volcanic eruption  Guide to Iceland Now

On 20 March 2010, after months of heightened seismic activity, a volcanic eruption on the Fimmvörðuháls Pass opened a 500-metre fissure in the Southern ...


Iceland Volcano and Glacier Are Releasing Huge Amounts of Methane, Scientists Discover  Newsweek

Huge amounts of methane are being released from a glacier connected to Katla—one of Iceland's largest and most active volcanoes. Researchers found that up ...


Biggest Earthquake in 27 Years by South Iceland’s Volcanic Surtsey Island  Guide to Iceland Now

Last night, a powerful earthquake hit the Isle of Surtsey, a part of the South Coast's Vestmannaeyjar islands. The 3.4 magnitude quake struck at 1.42 AM.


Icelandic Volcano Accused of Causing the Worst Year in History  Guide to Iceland Now

Harvard historian, Michael McCormick, asserts that the year 536 AD was the worst year to be alive in human history, and the catalyst for a century-long spell of ...


Tourists Are Getting Too Close to Volcanoes | Smart News  Smithsonian.com

Visitors to Iceland's volcanoes are ignoring the rules, many to get the perfect selfie.


Iceland Possibly To Blame For "Worst Year To Be Alive" In World History  Reykjavík Grapevine

A cluster of volcanic eruptions in the 6th century may have been responsible for what is being called " the worst year to be alive" in human history.


Iceland's Largest Volcano Bardarbunga May Be Ready to Erupt  National Geographic

Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano system was racked by four large earthquakes at the end of October. The rumbles, reported as magnitudes 3.9, 3.2, 4.7, and 4.7, ...


Age and foaming—how to predict when a volcano will erupt  Phys.Org

The eruption of a volcano can have devastating consequences – killing people and destroying livelihoods, as well as releasing vast amounts of ash into the sky ...


Oh Yeah! 100 Years Ago Today, Iceland's Katla Erupted  Reykjavík Grapevine

It's time to celebrate. To be fair, it's always time to celebrate. But today it's time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the last major eruption of Iceland's beloved ...


Volcanoes in Iceland | TRIVIA QUIZ  Guide to Iceland Now

Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries on earth, its high level of activity a consequence of sitting upon a hotspot known as a deep mantle plume.


9 years since Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland  Guide to Iceland Now

Today marks the nine-year-anniversary of Eyjafjallajökull's mighty 2010 eruption, an explosion that created an ash plume so large that much of mainland ...


The captivating corner of Iceland with sleeping volcanoes and 'flying horses' – but no tourists  Telegraph.co.uk

“It's like the lottery. If you make it up here you're lucky” my guide tells me, his eyelashes clumping with ice as we shelter behind the bulk of a Snowcat.


The Worst Time in History to Be Alive, According to Science  History

The ninth plague of Egypt was complete darkness that lasted for three days. But in 536 A.D., much of the world went dark for a full 18 months, as a mysterious fog ...


Sharp earthquakes in Iceland's second deadliest volcano Öræfajökull at midnight  Iceland Magazine

A brief but sharp earthquake swarm was detected in Öræfajökull, one of Iceland's most powerful volcanoes shortly before midnight, yesterday Monday.


Strong earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano early morning  Iceland Magazine

A strong earthquake swarm was detected in the central caldera of the monster volcano Bárðarbunga shortly after six this morning. The most powerful quake was ...


Öræfajökull: Iceland's second deadliest volcano  Iceland Magazine

It seems fitting that Iceland's tallest peak also Hvannadalshnjúkur is located in one of Iceland's deadliest volcanoes. For more than 250 years Öræfajökull has ...


How A Volcano (Sort Of) Caused The Middle Ages  Forbes

In 536 CE, a titanic eruption covered Europe in a cloud. A new collaboration between scientists and historians shows what that meant, the rich possibilities of ...


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 10 Mar 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (6 quakes between mag 0.1-2.1), Clear Lake (25 quakes between mag 0.3-2.7), Kilauea (2 quakes between mag 1.9-2.0), Krafla (3 ...


The third major volcano of Vatnajökull stirs: Sharp tremors in Grímsvötn volcano  Iceland Magazine

Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Iceland and Europe, hides five or six active volcanoes. In addition to Bárðarbunga and Öræfajökull, which have been ...


The Volcanoes That Altered Art And Society  Science Friday

Volcanoes have a long and storied history of altering the course of art and human culture.


Warning against 'volcano tourism' risks  BBC News

Thrill-seeking tourists are putting themselves in danger and hampering emergency services by heading towards volcanoes when they erupt. A report from the ...


The mystery of volcanic lightning continues to intrigue researchers  AccuWeather.com

Many of the complex intricacies that cause volcanic lightning are still mysteries to researchers.


Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 5 Apr 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (4 quakes between mag 0.2-1.0), Clear Lake (21 quakes between mag 0.3-1.9), Coso (4 quakes between mag 0.7-2.1), Etna (1 ...


Experts Warn Iceland's Biggest Volcano Is 'Ready To Erupt'  Forbes Now

Geologists are closely monitoring Iceland's biggest volcano after a string of recent activity. The earthquake activity is often a telltale sign that the volcano is ...


Breaking: Clear signs of unrest in Öræfajökull volcano  Iceland Monitor

The Department of Civil and Emergency Management in Iceland have issued a new status for Öræfajökull volcano saying that it shows clear signs of unrest.


A Photographic Tour Of Some Of Iceland's Most Beautiful Volcanoes  Forbes

This is what Iceland's most visually resplendent volcanic features look like.


100 Years Since Katla’s Last Eruption—Iceland’s Most Feared Volcano is Long Overdue  Guide to Iceland Now

Situated under south Iceland's Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Katla is among the world's fiercest and most active volcanos. Of all the volcanoes in Iceland, this is the one ...


The Real Lava Experience: A Visit To Vík's Brand New Icelandic Lava Show  Reykjavík Grapevine

This September, almost 100 years after Katla's last eruption, a particularly volcanic piece of history is brought back to life. Fittingly located in the middle of the ...


When the residents of Vestmannaeyjar woke up to discover a volcano erupting on the outskirts of town  Iceland Magazine

On January 23 1973 one of the most dramatic eruptions in recent Icelandic history began when a long lava spewing fissure opened up along the eastern shore ...


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (4 quakes between mag 0.5-1.0), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.1), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.2-2.7), Grensdalur (2 ...


Exception or Rule? The Case of Katla, One of Iceland's Subglacial Volcanoes  GlacierHub

A recent study about Katla, a subglacial volcano in Iceland, revealed that despite previous assumptions, Katla emits CO2 at a globally significant level.


The story behind Iceland's volcanic elephant  Mother Nature Network

Elephant Rock in Iceland is a volcanic rock formation that looks just like an elephant dipping its trunk in the water.


Katla: Iceland's most notorious volcano is kept under close surveillance  Iceland Magazine

When Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted explosively in 2010, it shut down all aviation across the North Atlantic for one week. The dispersal of the ash cloud led to ...


A massive volcanic eruption spurred Iceland to convert to Christianity  Quartz

Researchers have recently been able to piece together details that could help tell the story of how a massive volcanic eruption in 939 CE shifted culture and ...


Follow Me: Hiking in an Icelandic volcano  Ruidoso News

What does one do on an island formed by volcanoes? Climb the volcano, of course. Follow me to Heimaey, the largest and only inhabited island in the ...


Iceland’s biggest volcano STRUCK by powerful earthquakes  Express.co.uk

ICELAND'S largest volcano has been struck by two powerful earthquakes which is a sign that Bardarbunga could be about to erupt.


Iceland's second deadliest volcano stirs: A sharp earthquake swarm detected in Öræfajökull  Iceland Magazine

Several relatively strong earthquakes have been detected in one of the most powerful volcanoes in Iceland sinc yesterday. A total of 15 quakes have been ...


Tsunami-causing Anak Krakatau activity raises alert levels  Quartz

After triggering a tsunami earlier this week, one of modern history's deadliest volcanic areas is again raising alarms. Increased activity on the volcanic island of ...


Can earthquakes trigger volcano eruptions? Get the facts.  National Geographic

Tectonic earthquakes are among the most powerful natural phenomena on the planet. It's no surprise, then, that they are sometimes suspected of being able to ...


Volcanic ash impact on air travel could be reduced says new research  Science Daily

Volcanologists have developed a method and camera that could help reduce the dangers, health risks and travel impacts of ash plumes during a volcanic ...


Heard A Volcano Is About To Erupt? You Should Read This First  Forbes

Mt Agung going through an effusive type eruption on full moon night, here backlit by the setting moon and front lit by the first rays of the sunrise.


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 24 Feb 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 0.6-1.6), Clear Lake (14 quakes between mag 0.4-1.6), Coso (2 quakes between mag 0.6-1.2), ...


World's first automated volcano forecast predicts Mount Etna's eruptions  Nature.com

System tracks infrasound waves to determine when an eruption is imminent — and alerts the Italian government.


Volcanoes and Religion  Popular Science

In his research article, Oppenheimer compared Eldgjá's devastating eruption to accounts in the Icelandic poem Voluspá, written some 60 years later as Iceland ...


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 16 Mar 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (1 quake mag 1.0), Brennisteinsfjöll (3 quakes between mag 0.3-1.2), Clear Lake (21 quakes between mag 0.4-2.8), Coso ...


Sunday Times apologize for Katla eruption story  Iceland Monitor

British newspaper The Sunday Times have apologized for their cover story of an imminent eruption in the Katla volcano in Iceland, a story that was factually ...


Experts Warn That Volcano Tourism Is Dangerous And Distracting  TheTravel

The Royal Geographical Society has warned of the ever-growing risk of volcano tourism, which sees hordes of tourists rushing into countries like Iceland to see ...


With Hawaii's Kilauea erupting, here's how one Icelandic town fought a volcano and won  CBC.ca

The townspeople of Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland fought lava with water and saved their town in 1973.


Öræfajökull eruption could paralyse all air traffic in Europe  Iceland Monitor

If a major eruption were to occur in Öræfajökull, this could paralyse all air traffic across Europe for days on end, according to a research group at the University of ...


Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 28 Dec 2018  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.7), Bardarbunga (7 quakes between mag 0.2-3.7), Clear Lake (14 quakes between mag 0.3-1.6), El Hierro (2 ...


Sharp quake in Öræfajökull a somber wake-up call from Iceland's 2nd deadliest volcano  Iceland Magazine

Yesterday's sharp 3.1 magnitude quake in Öræfajökull is a reminder that Iceland's second deadliest volcano is waking up from centuries of slumber. It is still too ...


Cabinet Office compares no-deal Brexit to Iceland ash cloud chaos  The Guardian

Eyjafjallajökull seen as nearest recent example of what civil *service* could have to cope with.


Hekla volcano still attracting hikers though it could erupt at any moment  Iceland Magazine

It's one of Iceland's most notorious volcanoes and scientists have been anticipating it to erupt at any given moment for quite a few years now. Nevertheless Mt.


Öræfajökull Glacier Volcano Rumbling  Guide to Iceland Now

Several earthquakes have been recorded at Bárðarbunga on the Öræfajökull glacier volcano in the last few days. On Oct. 1, two quakes were recorded.


A Violent Volcanic Eruption Immortalized in Medieval Poem May Have Spurred Iceland's Adoption of Christianity  Smithsonian.com

A new study looks for traces of the devastating volcanic event in a poem composed in approximately 961 A.D..


Quake in monster volcano Bárðarbunga early morning  Iceland Magazine

A sharp earthquake swarm was detected in the Bárðarbunga caldera early morning today, Monday. A 3.0 magnitude quake, with an epicenter 7.6 km (4.7 mi) ...


Strong earthquake swarm in Bárðarbunga volcano at midnight  Iceland Magazine

A strong earthquake swarm hit the monster volcano Bárðarbunga late yesterday evening, Monday. Two separate 4+ earthquakes, including a 4.6 magnitude ...


Earthquakes Jolt Icelandic Volcano as It Refills with Magma  Scientific American

Earthquakes are shaking the ground around Iceland's explosive Bardarbunga volcano, but experts say there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this: The ...


Can the Yellowstone Supervolcano Be a Geothermal Energy Source?  National Geographic

The national park could power the entire continental U.S. with clean energy. Here's why it remains untapped.


Iceland Thaws: The Glaciers Are Melting - What Does It Mean For Iceland?  Reykjavík Grapevine

The Okjökull glacier died in 2014. It wasn't the first Icelandic glacier to pass away. Some estimates say that up to ten named bodies of ice have previously ...


Scientists Find Large Amounts of Methane Being Released From Icelandic Glacier  Yale Environment 360

Scientists have discovered that Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier, which covers the active volcano, Katla, is releasing up to 41 tons of methane every day through ...


What are the biggest threats to humanity?  BBC News

Human extinction may be the stuff of nightmares but there are many ways in which it could happen. Popular culture tends to focus on only the most spectacular ...


Icelandic Glacier And 'Gassy' Volcano Are Releasing A Surprising Amount Of Methane  IFLScience

One of Iceland's largest and most active volcanoes sits below a massive ice cap covering nearly 595 square kilometers (230 square miles) of the Arctic nati.


Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming  Reuters

HUSAVIK, Iceland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and ...


Two powerful earthquakes in Bárðarbunga yesterday evening  Iceland Magazine

A sharp earthquake swarm was detected in the monster volcano Bárðarbunga yesterday evening, Monday. The swarm included two 3.0+ magnitude quakes in ...


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 23 Feb 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (5 quakes between mag 0.7-4.2), Buzzard Creek (1 quake mag 1.7), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.3-2.8), Geysir ...


Experts scramble as long-dormant Iceland volcano shows increased activity  CBS News

"Oraefajokull is one of the most dangerous volcanos in Iceland. It's a volcano for which we need to be very careful," official says.


Volcanoes of Iceland  VolcanoDiscovery

Askja| Bardarbunga| Brennisteinsfjöll | Esjufjöll| Eyafjallajökull| Fremrinamur| Geysir | Grensdalur| Grímsnes| Grímsvötn| Hekla | Helgrindur| Hengill| Hofsjökull ...


Powerful Earthquake at Bárðarbunga  IcelandReview

A powerful earthquake measuring 4.8 occurred on the northern rim of the Bárðarbunga volcano in the early hours of Friday morning, RÚV reports. The initial ...


Powerful earthquake in sub-glacial volcano Bárðarbunga  Iceland Magazine

A brief but sharp earthquake swarm was detected in the Bárðarbunga caldera before noon today, Friday. The relatively short swarm, which counted just a ...


This Is Why Icelandic Eruptions Can Be So Problematic For Air Travel  Forbes

Ever wanted to know why Iceland's volcanoes can cause so much trouble for air travel, or why the 2010 eruption came as a surprise to experts all over the planet ...


Rick Steves: 10 ways Iceland can kill you  USA TODAY

Iceland is packed with wonders: waterfalls, glaciers, fjords and geysers. Though magnificent, this landscape is perhaps the most dangerous place in Europe.