Bardarbunga Volcano Headlines


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 ...


Drone Maps Icy Lava Tube in Iceland in Preparation for Cave Exploration on the Moon and Mars  SETI Institute

Successful mapping in 3D of the interior of an ice-rich lava tube in Iceland using a LiDAR-equipped drone. Scenery of Iceland by the caves. Screenshot of video ...


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.3), Bardarbunga (7 quakes between mag 0.4-2.2), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.0), Clear Lake (2 quakes ...


Icelandic canyon made famous by Justin Bieber shut to tourists  The Telegraph

Iceland has blocked the millions of tourists who descend upon the volcanic island each year from visiting a canyon that has been overrun since it was featured in ...


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), ...


Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 4 Mar 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.3), Askja (2 quakes between mag 0.5-1.1), Bardarbunga (14 quakes between mag 0.2-4.1), Caichinque (1 ...


How the 'Justin Bieber Effect' Has Taken Its Toll on Iceland's Most Fragile Spots  Travel Agent

An Icelandic canyon made famous by Justin Bieber has closed to the public after becoming overrun with tourists. Here's what it means.


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 ...


Zeppelin Station's Made in Reykjavik Brings Restaurant Pop-Ups Celebrating Icelandic Food  303 Magazine

In February Zeppelin Station's international retail concept Made in a City welcomed 22 new brands from the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. The space — which ...


Why Iceland's Nature-Meets-Science Approach to Skin Care Is the Latest Beauty Trend  POPSUGAR

Whether it's sheet masks from Korea, micellar water from France, or sun protection from Australia, we're constantly looking to far-flung destinations when.


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 ...


Magical Iceland | | Screenings  C21Media

52'. Volcanic activity has shaped Iceland's rugged northern wilderness like no other place on earth; both above and below water. How do animals survive in this ...


Hottest Trends and Destinations in Luxury Travel  TheStreet.com

Here are some of the most popular cities and countries for travel, as well as other trends, such as where millennials are heading, and which are the top ...


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 ...



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 ...


Outpouring of Support for Local Bakery After 'Shop Local' Post  VOCM

One of the owners of Volcano Icelandic Bakery in St. John's says they are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support they received following a Facebook post ...


Episodes 9 & 10 of Trapped | Grand finale recap  Guide to Iceland Now

It's Trapped grand finale time. The last two episodes of the second season of Iceland's most popular crime drama were broadcast on BBC Four last night and ...


"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.


Don Paul: In popular tourist spot, giant volcano is overdue for eruption  Buffalo News

So what's the “news hook” for Western New York if Iceland has a major volcanic eruption? Iceland may not be a hot place meteorologically, but it is a HOT pla…


Avanti Introduces New Hot Springs Experiences Around the World  TravelPulse

WHY IT RATES: Clients interested in wellness experiences can now take advantage of new options from Avanti that make it easier to find these cultural and ...


4 things to do on a Thursday in Reykjavik  Guide to Iceland Now

Thursdays are positioned uniquely in the week. It's not quite party time yet, but it's so close you can almost taste it. If you happen to be in Reykjavík on a ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


STM: Photographer Salty Davenport lives the dream while pioneering a new genre of advertising  The West Australian

Salty Davenport followed his passion and now he's leading the way in a new genre of advertising.


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.


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 ...


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.


Iceland's Largest Volcano May Be Ready To Erupt  National Geographic

The earthquakes are a telltale sign that pressure is building up in the Bárðarbunga volcano system, triggering an eruption down the line.


Trapped: a thrilling saga of ice and fire  The Guardian

With earthquakes, mass livestock death and a terrorist group called Hammer of Thor, season two of the Icelandic noir has felt a murder mystery set in Mordor.


Skies Aren’t Clogged With Drones Yet, but Don’t Rule Them Out  The New York Times

A host of regulatory issues have slowed the progress of drone-delivery companies but they are making some progress and lots of tests are underway.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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

We marvel to see no shadows of our bodies at noon," complained a Roman politician.


DFNI live coverage of ACI Commercial & Retail Conference 2019  DFNIonline.com

DFNI has touched down in Reykjavik, Iceland for the 28th Airports Council International (ACI) Commercial & Retail Conference. Follow live updates from the ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


'Volcano tourism' is becoming so popular geologists issued a warning  INSIDER

Earlier this year, a "lava bomb" crashed through the roof of a sightseeing boat in Hawaii, injuring 23 people. Last year, an 11-year-old boy died in Italy when he ...


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 ...


This island of live volcanoes has glaciers, geysers, steamy lagoons and airfare deals  Miami Herald

Iceland's remote location and harsh climate aren't exactly welcoming. But its striking scenery of glaciers, craggy peaks and steamy geysers make it increasingly ...


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..


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 ...


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

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


Experts Warn That Volcano Tourism Is Dangerous And Distracting  TheTravel

A study released by the society shows that volcano tourists fail to see the danger involved in getting too close to an active volcano.


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.


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.


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 ...


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) ...


10 ways Iceland can kill you  The Seattle Times

Iceland may be the most dangerous place in Europe. Before you visit, consider these 10 ways a trip to Iceland could put you in danger.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Earth's most volcanic places  Cosmos

Some countries are famous for images of spewing lava and mountainous destruction. However, appearances can be deceiving. Not all volcanoes are the same, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Transformative Trips Are the New Midlife Crisis Splurge  Bloomberg

It's not inconceivable that your travel agent could soon take the place of your doctor—particularly if the doctor you see most frequently happens to be a therapist.


Sharp earthquake swarm in Öræfajökull volcano late yesterday evening  Iceland Magazine

A sharp earthquake swarm was detected in Öræfajökull, one of Iceland's most powerful volcanoes. More than two dozen tremors have been recorded, including ...


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

Possible links between these two geologic titans have long fascinated—and divided—scientists. Here's what the latest studies have to say.


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.


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.


Folklore: The Troll in Eyjafjallajokull Volcano  Guide to Iceland Now

The glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull became notorious in 2010 after a sudden and violent eruption, causing havoc to European air traffic and stumping television ...


Volcanic eruption and the death of Iceland's gods  Cosmos

In Iceland, in 939 CE, the sky suddenly went dark and the Earth began to glow a hideous orange. The locals – so recent to the land that they still told *fresh* tales ...


Intense earthquake swarm in Mt. Herðubreið continues, strong quake in Bárðarbunga  Iceland Magazine

An intense earthquake swarm in Mt. Herðubreið in the NE Central Highlands shows no sign of slowing down. Nearly two hundred quakes have been detected ...


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 ...


Hawaii and Guatemala aren’t the only tourist destinations with active volcanoes  MarketWatch

On any given day, roughly 20 volcanoes are actively erupting.


Ash from Iceland's Glacier Volcano Threatens Health of Local Children  GlacierHub

The prolonged eruption of the glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland in 2010 released 250 million tons of ash, exposing residents to dangerous levels of the ...


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.


Powerful earthquake swarms in Bárðarbunga, Torfajökull volcanoes  Iceland Magazine

Two powerful earthquake swarms were detected in sub glacial volcanoes yesterday afternoon. The quakes in Bárðarbunga and Torfajökull are not believed to ...


One of Iceland's Biggest Volcanoes May Be Poised for Eruption  NOVA

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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.


Sleeping giant volcano Katla trembles: Sharp earthquake swarm in caldera  Iceland Magazine

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland, which towers over the town of Vík, has been relatively calm and quiet ...


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 ...


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 16 Feb 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.4), Brennisteinsfjöll (4 quakes between mag 0.1-1.5), Clear Lake (9 quakes between mag ...


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 ...


Deep low-frequency earthquakes indicate migration of magmatic fluids beneath Laacher See Volcano  Science Daily

Magma could rise from the upper mantle into the middle and upper crust beneath the Laacher See Volcano (Germany). The scientists present evidence of deep ...


Magma Flow in a Major Icelandic Eruption  Eos

Iceland straddles a short stretch of the spreading boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. New research by Spaans and Hooper ...