Grimsvotn Volcano Headlines


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 ...


Travellers Advised to Stay Away From Grímsvötn  IcelandReview

The glacial flood in Grímsvötn has started slowly but the main force of glacial runoff is expected to flow down Gígjukvísl river, RÚV reports. The Icelandic Met ...


Book Review: Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World by Steinum Sigurdardottir  The National

Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World.


Photos of the raw energy of August glacial outburst flood from Grímsvötn volcano  Iceland Magazine

The photographs above demonstrate the power of the glacial outburst floods from Vatnajökull glacier. The photos capture the before-and-after view of river ...


Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano starts new eruption  BBC News

Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, although scientists say it is unlikely to cause the kind of ash clouds which disrupted air travel in 2010.


GOES-13 Satellite Video Shows Grimsvotn Volcanic Ash Shooting into the Atmosphere  NASA

A new video released from the NASA/NOAA GOES Project provides a satellite view of spewing ash from Grimsvotn Volcano in Iceland.


How closed skies impact airlines and travellers  The Hindu BusinessLine

When a country closes its airspace, the ramifications for aviation are far and wide. Ashwini Phadnis reports.


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 19 Jan 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Clear Lake (6 quakes between mag 0.9-2.3), Don Joao de Castro Bank (1 quake mag 2.4), Geysir (1 quake mag 1.6), Grímsvötn (2 ...


Harvard historian pinpoints the worst year ever to be alive — and it's not 2018  The Times of Israel

An international interdisciplinary team of academics discovers evidence of a catastrophic volcanic eruption on Iceland that spurred a snow-ball effect causing a ...


Glacial Outburst Flood Expected  IcelandReview

The Icelandic Met Office reports that a glacial outburst flood, or jökulhlaup, is expected to occur underneath Vatnajökull glacier. Water is draining from Grímsvötn ...


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 ...


Four Of Iceland's Volcanoes Are Priming To Erupt  IFLScience

A geophysicist in Iceland has warned that four of the country's volcanoes are ready to erupt - but very little information about them has been given.


Four of Iceland's main volcanoes all preparing for eruption  Iceland Monitor

According to geophysicist Páll Einarsson, four of Iceland's volcanoes are showing increased amounts of activity in preparation for another eruption.


Science/Nature | Awesome power of Iceland volcano  BBC News

A volcanic eruption in Iceland has set off tremors and prompted officials to warn pilots to avoid flying through gasses emitted by the blast.


7 of the World's Most Fearsome Active Volcanoes  Popular Mechanics

The term "active volcano" can mean a lot of different things . Sometimes the hot magma under the surface remains in a constant state of stewing, blowing steam ...


More ash cloud chaos? Volcano in Iceland ‘could erupt’ as gas pours out  Metro

In 2010, the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull brought air travel in Europe to a standstill - stranding 10 million passengers, and costing Europe's economy ...


EU confirms that volcanic ash cloud is heading in Ireland's direction  thejournal.ie

Updated at 16.20. MET ÉIREANN HAS said that the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano that erupted over the weekend is heading in Ireland's direction and ...


What Happens When A Volcano Erupts Under A Glacier?  Popular Science

When Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano blew up in 2010, the relatively small eruption belched out a 30,000-foot-tall plume of ash that shut down airports ...


Volcano Forecast? New Technique Could Better Predict Eruptions  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling  ABC News

For people living in the tiny town of Vik, in the shadow of one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes, the threat of an long-overdue violent eruption is part of normal life.


FOUR of Iceland's volcanos are on the brink of erupting  Daily Mail

Pall Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland has warned that Katla, Hekla, Bárðarbunga (pictured) and Grímsvötn, could all soon erupt.


Iceland’s biggest volcano is ‘ready to erupt' warns expert  Daily Mail

Páll Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland, says an eruption at the 6590ft Bardarbunga volcano, which is hidden under the ice cap of the ...


Eight volcanic eruptions that scarred human history  The Weather Network

Sunday, December 23, 2018, 1:56 PM - An eruption from Anak Krakatau is the suspected cause of the tsunami that has devastated parts of Indonesia, adding ...


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 ...


In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011  thejournal.ie

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and ...


Iceland Volcano Closes Country's Four Main Airports  New York Times

Officials said Sunday that it appeared there would be no wider threat to European air travel for the next 24 hours.


Scientists predict volcanic eruptions with satellites and GPS  CNN

Knowing when a volcano will erupt could one day be as easy as checking the weather forecast. Geoscientists are learning how to better predict volcanic ...


Sleeping Volcanoes in Iceland Could Awaken From The Kiss of Melting Glaciers  Newsweek

Iceland's volcanoes coated in glaciers could start erupting more often in the distant future—thanks to climate change, according to a study published last month.


Is Iceland's tallest volcano awakening?  The Conversation UK

Two women and a boy took refuge on the roof … but it was carried away by the deluge of water, and as far as the eye could reach, the three unfortunate persons ...


Local and Global Impacts of the 1783-84 Laki Eruption in Iceland  Wired

Saturday marks the 230th anniversary of the famed Laki eruption in Iceland. One of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history, it had a profound impact on ...


A guide to Iceland's volcanoes  BBC News

Iceland is a volcanic hot spot on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - the dividing line between the Eurasian and North American continental plates. The country's three major ...


How the 2010 ash cloud caused chaos: facts and figures  Telegraph.co.uk

The eruption of Grimsvotn, Iceland's most active volcano, has rekindled memories of last year's ash crisis which shut European airspace and sent disruption ...


Contrary to popular belief, Iceland's volcanoes are relatively quiet right now  IceNews

Certainly, there has been some volcanic unrest in Iceland for the past few days. But so far Icelandic scientists are not alarmed.


What Causes Eerie Volcanic Lightning?  Live Science

Lightning flashing in the sky during volcanic eruptions stems both from ash and from ice, scientists find.


Smelling Grímsvotn: Signal of a volcanic eruption  Phys.Org

(Phys.org)—While piloting a commercial transatlantic flight last year, Captain Klaus Sievers and his crew got a whiff of an unusual odour. In a confined space 10 ...


Volcanic art: ‘Iceland is like a blank canvas’  Irish Times

UCD scientists went to Iceland to study subglacial activity in the wake of the ash cloud. With them went a painter.


All you need to know about Iceland’s volcanic eruption  The Conversation UK

The Bárðarbunga (or Bardarbunga) volcano has erupted, evoking memories of the 2010 Icelandic ash cloud that caused chaos across European and North ...


Glacier melting suggests Iceland volcano may be about to erupt  Telegraph.co.uk

In April, clouds of ash from an eruption under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier grounded flights across Europe for a week, causing billions of dollars in losses for ...


Volcanic ash and your travel insurance – everything you need to know  The Guardian

The ash cloud from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano is making its way into UK airspace. What does this mean for your holiday plans and will your travel insurance ...


Newly Discovered Volcanic Heat Source Under Antarctic Glacier Is Half As Hot As Iceland’s Most Active Volcan  Tech Times

Scientists found a volcanic heat source under Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The glacier, which is currently losing 45 billion tons of ice each year, is already in ...


Volcanic Eruptions: Science And Risk Management  Science 2.0

In 2010 volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajökull clouded Europe for days. It opened up a discussion about how science is used in risk management.


Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes  Phys.Org

Bulging in land that occurs before a volcano erupts points to how much ash will be spewed into the sky, providing a useful early warning for aviation, geologists ...


Subglacial volcanic eruption begins in Iceland  Jackson Sun

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the ...


Icelandic volcano ash 'will reach UK soon'  BBC News

A huge volcanic eruption in Iceland which has spewed ash up to 19km (12 miles) into the sky, and closed the airspace, could reach the UK later this week.


Here's what causes eerie volcanic lightning  CBS News

Two new studies shed light on a mysterious phenomena -- and could provide important insights for volcanic monitoring.


Iceland volcano facts and how it affects daily life  IceNews

(This article relates to the 2010 eruption at Eyjafjallajokull. For information on the May 2011 eruption at Grimsvotn, please check the IceNews homepage for ...


Why the constant earthquakes? Iceland is slowly being torn apart  Iceland Magazine

In an average week Iceland's national monitoring seismic network detects around 500 earthquakes. If one of the volcanoes is hit by an earthquake swarm this ...


Ash cloud 2011: Tiny shards created by heat of Iceland volcano have 'rained' on Scotland  Daily Mail

Scientists have released photographs of what they believe are volcanic glass particles from Iceland which fell on Scotland this week. The samples were taken ...


Icelandic lava field could cover Manhattan  BBC News

A volcano in Iceland has produced a river of molten rock that could cover the entire island of Manhattan in the United States.


How eerie green lightning zapped an erupting volcano  NBCNews.com

SAN FRANCISCO — A storm of charged particles coursing through a volcanic ash cloud sparked the spectacular green lightning seen at Chile's Chaiten ...


Icelandic volcano eruption intensifies  Reuters

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - A volcanic eruption in Iceland, which has thrown up a 6-km (3.7 mile) high plume of ash and disrupted air traffic across northern Europe, ...


Think weather forecasts are bad? Try forecasting a volcanic eruption.  Popular Science

Forecasting the weather is hard enough. Forecasting volcanic eruptions is even harder. Read on.


New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact  BBC News

Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there are signs of a looming volcanic eruption that could be one of the most powerful the country has ...


Kilauea eruption will fuel volcano research for years to come  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

It didn't take long for Kilauea to start spitting out clues to the ongoing mystery of what lies beneath Hawaii's youngest and most active volcano. As thick, chunky ...


WATCH: Lightning Strike in NYC Caught on Video  TIME

You may not be able to capture lightning in a bottle, but you can certainly post it on YouTube.


Huge Icelandic volcano threatens to erupt in explosion that could 'dwarf' 2010 ash cloud  Coventry Telegraph

Cardiff Airport was closed eight years ago and most European air travel was brought to a standstill.


Ancient Super-Eruption Reconstructed  Seeker

An international team of researchers has reconstructed an ancient super eruption in southern Italy that 39,000 years ago spewed a volume of ash and debris ...


Volcano stopped me from joining Blackburn - Lewandowski  Teamtalk.com

Robert Lewandowski says a volcanic ash cloud over Europe "changed his life" and prevented him from joining Blackburn Rovers.


Obama gets warm welcome despite being cool on Europe  CNN International

U.S. President Barack Obama has been given a red-hot welcome on his arrival in Europe - despite being decidedly cool in his approach to the continent, ...


Warning of wet and windy weather on the way  AOL UK

Wet and windy weather will sweep across Britain next week, as forecasters predict strong gusts could damage trees, power lines and cause travel disruption.


Iceland Volcanos, Climate Change and Benjamin Franklin  AccuWeather.com

Iceland volcanic eruptions, namely a vast outpouring of lava in 1783 to 1784, have been credited with sparking the earliest theories on volcanic climate change.


Iceland Tourism Ministry Announced New Taxes  Tourism Review

Iceland has been experiencing a historic tourist boom for 7 years. 20% more tourists are flooding its volcanic soil every year. The Icelandic government is now ...


Some Australian flights resume after ash cloud  The Hindu

Most flights between Australia and New Zealand, however, remained grounded due to the drifting cloud of fine grit, which can damage airplane engines.


Another giant UK ash cloud 'unlikely' in our lifetimes  BBC News

The UK is unlikely to see another giant volcanic ash cloud in this lifetime, according to a study of 7000-year record of ash deposits.


Eyjafjallajökull Update for 5/7/2010  ScienceBlogs

The GÃgjökull outlet glacier on Eyjafjallajökull, showing the steaming lava flow carving its way through the glacier. Image taken May 5, 2010 by Dr. Joseph ...


Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano continues dramatic lava eruption  BBC News

A dramatic lava eruption that began early on Sunday near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has continued into Monday.


Volcano vs. monster truck: On safari in Iceland's explosive adventure playground  CNN

By helicopter, snowmobile and big-wheel truck across some of the world's most volatile landscapes.


Risk of Katla: Could 2nd Icelandic Volcano Eruption Follow?  mi2g

London, UK - 18th April 2010, 00:50 GMT. Dear ATCA Open & Philanthropia Friends. [Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not ...


Japan volcano eruption kills at least one and traps others  BBC News

Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupts killing at least one and trapping dozens of hikers on the mountain top.


Lightning over the volcano and jeeps parked on the lava: Photographer's stunning images capture the majesty of  Daily Mail

Photographer Sigurður Stefnisson has his pick of natural phenomena to choose from, in the land of fire and ice where volcanoes and the Northern Lights are ...


Iceland profile - Timeline  BBC News

A chronology of key events in the history of Iceland from the time of Norse settlements in the 870s to the present.


Volcanoes: be afraid, be very afraid - the supervolcano is coming  smh.com.au

Every so often the earth chooses to remind us that we really aren't in control of this planet. The volcanic eruption in Iceland, which began on Wednesday, is just ...


Iceland volcano: why a repeat of the 2010 flight chaos is unlikely  The Guardian

Geologist Andy Hooper explains why the chances of a huge eruption of the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland and massive disruption of air travel are low.


Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says volcanic ash cloud is the reason he didn’t sign for BLACKBURN i  The Sun

The Polish striker, who has gone on to terrorise defences around the world, instead signed for Borussia Dortmund.


Iceland's most feared volcano 'ready to erupt'  Daily Mail

Hekla, dubbed the 'Gateway to Hell' in the middle ages, is showing early signs of movement beneath its crater, prompting fears that a huge eruption is imminent.


Iceland volcano 2011: Ash cloud clears from UK airspace but could return by Friday  Daily Mail

Met Office projections show ash from the recent eruption of Grimsvotn in Iceland could disappear entirely from UK skies by Saturday, and clear further away on ...


Grounded no more: the ingenious bit of kit easyJet claims will help beat the ash cloud  The Independent

For the past fortnight, Captain Uwe Post has been flying in circles in the congenial surroundings of north-eastern Sicily. The German pilot is working for an ...


TRAVEL WARNING: Icelandic volcano Katia on verge of erupting sparks concern for flights  Express.co.uk

A SPECTACULAR autumn in the British countryside will be blotted out and air travellers face chaos if experts' fears come true about volcano named after an evil ...


The Martini Shot: Come rain or shine, the show goes on  MarkLives.com

For a *fresh*, independent and investigative view of Africa's changing media, marketing and advertising landscape.s.


News Flash: Map Shows Where Lightning Strikes the Most Worldwide  NBCNews.com

Every second, as many as 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth. Now, a new map reveals a tally of those flashes over the last two decades, tracing where they ...


Helicopter crew brave ash cloud to rescue yachtsman  Yachting and Boating World

A helicopter crew from Shetland braved the volcanic ash cloud to respond to an alarm set off by a yachtsman stranded 25 miles off the coast of Orkney.


The 405 meets Júníus Meyvant  The 405

Jameson Kergozou sat down with Júníus Meyvant to discuss obsession in the studio, painting, and puffins.


Dave Pieri on keeping planes safe by watching volcanoes from space  EarthSky

David Pieri said, “A person in the U.S. or Europe won't be hit with a volcanic blast. That's almost inconceivable. But they might face a threat when they fly.”.


Champions League final 2011: Manchester United are better without Cristiano Ronaldo, say Barcelona players  Telegraph.co.uk

Ronaldo played his last game for United in the Champions League final in Rome - which Barcelona won 2-0 - before sealing an £80 million switch to the ...


Experience Iceland's Vatnajökull glacier from the ground - and from the air  Mirror Online

The Vatnajökull glacier is so important to Icelanders and their heritage that their national airline, Iceland Air, even decorated their latest plane to look like the ice ...


Incredible red sun caused by Storm Ophelia  AOL Travel UK

A red sun spotted in the sky over parts of England has been caused by Storm Ophelia. The unusual occurrence was seen in the south west during the middle of ...


Incident: British Airways B772 near Shannon on May 23rd 2011, smoke in cockpit and cabin  The Aviation Herald

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIG performing flight BA-239 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Boston,MA (USA) with 221 passengers, was ...


Calculated Risk: Why People Live in Disaster Zones  Seeker

People are willing to put daily pleasure ahead of the threat of long-term disaster when selecting where to live, research finds.


Why Are We Fascinated with Short-term Destruction & Fear (i.e. Volcanoes, Rapture) but Oblivious to Long-term Harms (i.e. Global Warming)?  PlanetSave.com

Yeah, this is something I've thought about a lot, and read psychological articles on — it's not new. But with the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotin, ...


Is Pine Island Glacier the Weak Underbelly of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?  RealClimate

Guest post by Mauri Pelto. AntarcMapPelto It is popularly understood that glaciologists consider West Antarctica the biggest source of uncertainty in sea level ...


Spain adopts Iceland's Kitchenware Revolution idea  IceNews

The so-called 'Kitchenware Revolution' in Iceland is said to be the inspiration behind ongoing protests in Spain against unemployment and perceived ...


Seven years ago to the day, we remember Newcastle's famous Plymouth away day  ChronicleLive

The day Newcastle fans took over Plymouth as Andy Carroll and Wayne Routledge helped deliver the Championship title.


Iceland volcano blast sparks concerns of larger volcano eruption  Christian Science Monitor

Scientists say history has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts the Katla volcano erupts too.


GeoEye releases some aerial imagery from the Joplin tornado  Google Earth Blog

It's been a few days since a devastating F5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, and we're just starting to get some aerial imagery of the area. GeoEye, by ...


Long Before Harold Camping, Rapture Loomed in East Patchogue, Long Island in 1925  New York Times

Eighty-six years ago, New York had its very own prophet of the apocalypse, Robert Reidt, who earned derisive front page coverage in the New York Times of its ...


Volcanic Ash Cloud from Iceland Likely To Disturb Flights to Nigeria from UK -- nigeria  PRLog.Org

Volcanic Ash Cloud from Iceland Likely To Disturb Flights to Nigeria from UK. As the latest forecasts from the Met Office a thick cloud is likely to cover much of ...


Pretty chilly: Breathtaking pictures of ethereal ice caves that lie deep beneath Europe's largest glacier  Daily Mail

Skarphedinn Thrainsson risked his life to capture the magnificent images at -120C under Vatnajokull in southern Iceland.


winter sun Ten places where it never gets cold  AOL Travel UK

With another month of the British winter left and snow falling across the country, we thought we'd take you to sunnier climes by looking at the countries where it's ...


Barack Obama snubbed by Lech Walesa on Warsaw trip  Daily Mail

Mr Walesa had been invited by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski to attend a gathering of Poland's leading political figures with the U.S. President in ...


How long will Canada's final frontier stay wild?  Globe and Mail

Peel Watershed, with its impressive rivers, caribou herds and boreal forest, is an unrivalled Canadian wilderness. Its future is about to be decided.