Bardarbunga Volcano Headlines


Several Earthquakes In South Iceland  Reykjavík Grapevine

Several earthquakes have been reported, although they have nothing to do with one another. Earthquakes are common in the area.


From Ecuador to Iceland: top 5 volcanoes to climb  National Geographic

1. Cotopaxi. The main event in Ecuador's awe-inspiring Avenue of the Volcanoes, Cotopaxi is the smouldering crown of the Andes. The stratovolcano last ...


Colossal volcano behind 'mystery' global cooling finally found  National Geographic

The eruption devastated local Maya settlements and caused crop failures around the world.


The Disappearance of the Icelandic Walrus  IcelandReview

New research spearheaded by the Icelandic Museum of Natural History suggests that a special breed of walruses lived in and around Iceland millennia ago but ...


Iceland Holds Funeral for Okjökull Glacier on Ok Volcano  Green Matters

Glaciers, ice, and snow are melting at troubling rates in arctic locations all over the world — but none have gotten as much recognition as the Okjökull glacier in ...


Iceland bids farewell to first glacier lost to climate change  Aljazeera.com

Scientists fear all the island country's 400 glaciers will be gone by 2200.


Reventador Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA EM to 16000 ft (4900 m)  VolcanoDiscovery

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 16000 ft (4900 m) ...


Magma speed record set by Icelandic volcano  National Geographic

Iceland, a land famous for its resplendent waters, glacial scenery, and bubbling hot springs, is not usually top of mind when it comes to breaking speed records.


What happened to the unique Icelandic walrus? The Vikings ate it  Haaretz

The smoking harpoon behind the mysterious disappearance of the Icelandic walrus is the timing, archaeologists say: The unique pinniped vanished shortly after ...


The Ultimate Guide to Iceland  Gear Patrol

Iceland sees more than 2 million visitors a year. We've put together our best tips on what to see, what to pack and how to do it right.


Oregon's Mount Hood active volcano lacks adequate monitoring, scientists say  Fox News

Scientists warn that Mount Hood, an active volcano outside Portland, Ore., lacks adequate monitoring equipment and bureaucratic red tape has left them blind to ...


We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes  The New York Times

Seth Moran is worried about Mount Hood. In the 1780s, the volcano rumbled to life with such force that it sent high-speed avalanches of hot rock, gas and ash ...


"Missing" woman joins in search party looking for ... herself  Boing Boing

Aren't we all, really, involved in a search party that's desperately hunting to locate ourselves? I've seen this one making the rounds on Twitter, but The Poke ...


Iceland's 'missing' tourist becomes the butt of international joke  New Zealand Herald

The internet is in hysterics over the story of a tourist who joined a search party to find a missing member of a tour group — without realising she was the missing ...


10 Fascinating Things About Iceland You Didn’t Know About  TheTravel

Iceland is an alluring and beautiful country, with a rich history and plenty of fascinating facts about it that most people don't know!


Smithsonian preps volcano doc “Islands of Fire”  Realscreen

Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institute and Showtime, will premiere a new doc on the natural history legacies of volcanoes this ...


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 ...


The Rise and Fall of Iceland’s Tourism Miracle  Skift

Down in the icy tunnel, the glacier is sweating. A dozen tourists slip around in the dark, taking selfies and scooping water into bottles from slushy.


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 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 ...


Magma Ascends From Deep In Earth’s Crust To Icelandic Volcano In Just 10 Days  Forbes

Earth scientists found that a magma body reached the surface after just 10 day's travel time through Earth's crust before it erupted 7000-10500 years ago at ...


Ask A Local: Reykjavik, Iceland  East Hampton Star

In Reykjavik we have 24 hours of daylight in June and about four hours in January. It's one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world — a "greening ...


"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.


Smithsonian's 'Islands of Fire' docu delves into the impact of climate change on a stunning landscape  MEAWW

After delving into the devastation caused by two of the world's most active volcanoes in 2018 – Fuego in Guatemala and Kilauea in Hawaii – in last week's ...


The Land Of Fire & Ice Is Now Open For Tesla Vehicle Orders  CleanTechnica

September 13th, 2019 by Carolyn Fortuna. No, Tesla isn't coming to Westeros, oh, Game of Thrones fans. Instead, a real-life land with a history of violent tales of ...


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.


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 ...


Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20190915/2246Z FL130 EXTD SW OBS VA DTG: 15/2230Z  VolcanoDiscovery

Sakurajima volcano (Japan): news & eruption updates / VolcanoDiscovery.


Check Out the Jaw-Dropping Landscapes of Iceland and Greenland From a Birds-Eye View  Good News Network

If we didn't know any better, we would assume these jaw-dropping landscape photographs were the product of Photoshop.


Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG: 16/0520Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)  VolcanoDiscovery

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) ...


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 ...


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.


FlyOver Iceland opens in Reykjavik  InPark Magazine

FlyOver Iceland, the newest flight ride experience by Pursuit, opened its doors to the public providing guests with an exhilarating flight simulation over some of ...


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 ...


Cruise Ships to the Rescue  Cruise Sale Finder

Cruise ships are well known for being floating havens for holidaymakers, offering a place to get away from the worries of the world and simply relax.


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'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, ...


Wired In: Patricia Gregg | Business  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood profiles a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet PATRICIA GREGG, a University of Illinois geologist who is co-author of ...


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 ...


Spectacular images show beautiful landscapes of Iceland and Greenland from a bird's-eye perspective  Daily Mail

The breathtaking locations in both Iceland and Greenland were captured on camera by photographer Ben Simon Rehn, who soared above them inside a small ...


Geothermal Heat Exposes Glacial Cliffs  IcelandReview

Fifty-metre [164 ft] high cliffs have emerged to the west of Grímsvötn volcano in southeast Iceland after having been covered by the Vatnajökull glacier for fifty ...


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 ...


Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet  The Manual

Meet the one man who has made every single batch of Reyka vodka by hand for the past 15 years. Thordur Sigurosson, Reyka Master Distiller, never imagined ...


Twitterati left in splits after article of 'Missing Woman Mystery Solved' goes viral  MyNation

An article from an unidentified newspaper went viral after a photograph of it was circulated on social media.


Sounding The Alarm: How Iceland Responds To Natural Disasters  Reykjavík Grapevine

It is common knowledge to people with even the most cursory knowledge of Iceland that we live on a very geologically active island. Earthquakes are a constant ...


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 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 ...


Bethany Fields: Tributes paid to Huddersfield street victim  BBC News

A man will appear in court charged with the murder of 21-year-old Bethany Fields.


Öræfajökull, Iceland's 2nd deadliest volcano, is preparing for eruption, scientists confirm  Iceland Magazine

Scientists have confirmed that Iceland's 2nd deadliest volcano is still very active, despite having remained dormant for more than 250 years. Measurements ...


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.


NASA Mars spacesuits test phase starts in a Volcano in Iceland  Z6Mag

NASA has sent a team of researchers and scientists to test a spacesuit inside a volcano in Iceland, because it mimics the polar regions of Mars.


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 ...


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 ...


Beautiful, Remote and So Instagrammable. Can the Azores Manage Popularity?  The New York Times

Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. Before the Azores, he was eating well in the Spanish city and ...


Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby  BBC News

Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.



What's The Closest Volcano To London?  Londonist

Volcanologist Martin Mangler explains the surprising relevance of volcanoes to London. Volcanoes – enigmatic and magnificent, beautiful and dangerous: true ...


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.


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 ...


Here Are Five of The Most Common Climate Change Misconceptions, Debunked  ScienceAlert

The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Understanding Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull  Iceland Monitor

What is the meaning of Hekla? You've probably heard of Iceland's most famous volcano, but the answer to what its name means can be found on the website of ...


Iceland on high alert with volcano due to erupt  CBS News

On top of a wall of blue ice is the outflow of a massive glacier that sits on top of Katla, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes. An intricate system of sensors ...


Fizzy Bubbles in Lagoon No Cause for Concern  IcelandReview

The Icelandic Met Office has determined that unusual air bubbles in the Kvíárlón lagoon to the southeast of the Öræfajökull volcano neither pose a health hazard ...


'Mystery' volcano that cooled the ancient world traced to El Salvador  Science Magazine

The 539 C.E. eruption triggered crop failure, famine, and disease.


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.


Iceland's Frozen Volcanoes Are Waking Up—And Climate Change May be to Blame  Newsweek

Frozen volcanoes in Iceland could start erupting more—especially as glaciers continue to melt. Scientists examined volcanic ash preserved in peat deposits and ...


Tourists flock to Iceland volcano due for massive eruption  Fox News

VIK, Iceland – Sneeze next to the Katla volcano, goes the joke in this Icelandic village, and a seismologist in Reykjavik will analyze the disturbance.


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

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


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.


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 ...


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.


55 photos that capture the beauty of the world from the air  INSIDER

From dunes in the African desert to icebergs in Greenland, some parts of the world are even more beautiful from a birds-eye view.


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.


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 ...


Volcanic Landforms Reveal Clues About Planetary Origins – Now. Powered by  Now. Powered by Northrop Grumman.

Scientists study new volcanic landforms around the globe to learn how our planet was formed, as well as other planets and moons in the solar system.


Iceland’s Prime Minister: ‘The Ice Is Leaving’  The New York Times

Climate change is melting glaciers worldwide. Only we can stop it.


Iceland Turned to Christianity After Volcanic Eruption 1,000 Years Ago, Study Says  Newsweek

Over 1,000 years ago, Iceland's Eldgjá volcano erupted, sending 4.7 cubic miles of lava across huge swaths of land. But in addition to widespread climate ...


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.


Scenic Iceland enchants  Otago Daily Times

Iceland, shaped by the unpredictable violence of volcanoes, glaciers and earthquakes, is the result of 64 million years of continual transformation and rebirth,


Volcano and earthquake museum to open in Iceland  The Guardian

The Lava Centre, a new interactive attraction in the shadow of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, will bring to life the 'fiery heart of Iceland'. Will Coldwell.


The Risk of Hiking up Hekla  Iceland Monitor

Hekla volcano, South Iceland, is a great tourist attraction. But hiking up the mountain comes with a risk, as outdoor enthusiast Einar Skúlason points out on in an ...


A guide to Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland  National Geographic

Located in the heart of Reykjavík, the striking Hallgrímskirkja towers over Iceland's colorful capital. Not only is it visible from almost every corner of the city, ...


Iceland's geography- a volatile mixture of volcanic and seismic activity  Iceland Monitor

Formed roughly 25 million years ago, Iceland is situated where two of the world's biggest tectonic plates, the Eurasian and North American, literally pull apart in ...


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.


Iceland volcano ERUPTION: Scientists make shock discovery about Eldgja volcanic apocalypse  Express.co.uk

THE eruption of Iceland's Eldgja volcano could be the key to uncovering a shocking discovery which will forever change the history of Iceland, scientists have ...


Latest Update on Iceland Volcano As It Affects Aviation  Forbes

Iceland has thirty volcanoes and a long history of eruptions. The substrata of the country is constantly rebuilding itself from magma flows deep underground.


Iceland volcano: Eruption under ice-cap sparks red alert  BBC News

Iceland has issued a red alert to aviation after indications of a possible eruption under the country's biggest glacier, the Vattnajokull. The Icelandic Met Office ...


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 ...


Iceland's volcanoes may be getting ready to blow  Iceland Monitor

According to Páll Einarsson, geophysicist at the geological science department of the University of Iceland believes that there are evident signs that some of ...


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.


Is Iceland's Tallest Volcano About to Erupt? - Iceland Travel News  Fair Observer

Could another Icelandic volcano cause Eyjafjallajökull-style disruption for air travel?


Volcanoes of Iceland  VolcanoDiscovery

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Geology study finds massive volcanic blast  BBC News

An Edinburgh scientist warns not enough is known about predicting major volcanic eruptions.


Travel How to pick your next adventure  National Geographic

No matter your ability, there are intrepid experiences to be had across the world, whether it's making a splash on home shores or fending for yourself in the ...


Iceland turns carbon dioxide to rock for cleaner air  Phys.org

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


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.