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 ...


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 volcano starts erupting  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.


How Scientists Use Volcanic Lightning  RealClearLife

Volcanic lightning strikes that occur during volcanic eruptions are beautiful, but also have the potential to offer more than just a magnificent display.


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 ...


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.


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (3 quakes between mag 0.1-1.0), Bardarbunga (4 quakes between mag 0.1-1.0), Buzzard Creek (1 quake mag 1.4), Clear Lake (6 ...


Data gathered on peaks can help scientists estimate and track plume heights.  National Geographic

Data gathered on peaks can help scientists estimate and track plume heights.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Volcanic Ash Cloud 'Dissipating'  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The European association of air traffic controllers says ash clouds appear to be dissipating quickly due to reduced activity from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano.


Iceland's Largest Volcano Bardarbunga 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.


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 ...


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 ...


What Causes Eerie Volcanic Lightning?  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 ...


A guide to Iceland's volcanoes  BBC News

A breakdown of historic volcanic activity on Iceland, the dangers involved, and the risks inherent in living above what was known in the Middle Ages as one of ...


Is Iceland's next volcanic eruption about to happen?  The Conversation UK

The Iceland Meteorological Office has increased the risk of an eruption at Bárðarbunga (or Bardarbunga) volcano, after hundreds of earthquakes were reported ...


Iceland volcano: William Hague says Grimsvotn ash cloud flight ban is less likely  Daily Mail

Foreign Secretary William Hague has said Britain is unlikely to suffer the same no-fly zone restrictions as last year. Ash from Grimsvotn could reach British ...


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.


Iceland volcano: Grimsvotn ashcloud threatens to close UK air space  Daily Mail

The plume of ash from Grimsvotn could reach British airspace by Thursday, say forecasters, prompting fears of a re-run of 2010 when flights were grounded for ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Newly Discovered Volcanic Heat Source Under Antarctic Glacier Is Half As Hot As Iceland's Most Active Volcano  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 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.


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 ...


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 ...


All the World's Volcano Webcams  Wired

Check out the definite compilation of all the webcams around the world pointed at volcanoes!


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.


True Life: I'm Named After An Icelandic Volcano  Huffington Post

I'm really bad with names. It's not because I'm inconsiderate, or a bad listener. It's just that as soon as I'm introduced to someone new, I typically have a lot of ...


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.


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 ...


Volcanic ash cloud: flight and travel compensation advice  Telegraph.co.uk

With the ash cloud continuing to disrupt flights to Europe, Nick Trend offers advice on what to do if you're stuck overseas or due to fly.


Volcano followup: pix, video - Bad Astronomy : Bad Astronomy  Discover Magazine

Within hours of posting about the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvötn, I found out that helicopter footage of the plume (with tons of lightning) has been ...


Iceland volcano to BLOW: Flight CHAOS looms for Brits as Katla prepares to erupt | Daily Star  Daily Star

A HUGE volcano in Iceland is threatening to blow in "weeks" and spark a repeat of 2010's flight chaos.


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

Iceland is a very geologically active country, there's no question about it. There are frequent earthquake swarms, large earthquakes (over 3 on the Richter scale) ...


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 ...


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 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.


The Times Daily Quiz: Monday November 8: 2018 | Times2  The Times

1 Oseh Shalom is which religion's prayer for peace? 2 In 2017, Sir David Clementi became chairman of which public *service* broadcaster? 3 In which ...


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

The samples were taken from a car windscreen in Aberdeen and analysed at the city's James Hutton Institute.


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.


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

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Here's what causes eerie volcanic lightning  CBS News

At nighttime, ominous lightning flashes above erupting volcanoes light up the sky like a living nightmare. Now, scientists are closer to understanding volcanic ...


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.


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.


Icelandic lessons for the eurozone  BBC News

There may be lessons to learn from Iceland's financial crisis that could help Greece solve its own problems.


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.


Swiss Consumer Protection Group Representing 6000 VW Diesel Car Owners Seeking Damages For Excess Emissions  PlanetSave.com

A Switzerland-based consumer protection group has filed a new lawsuit against Volkswagen on behalf of 6,000 owners of diesel cars manufactured by the ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland glacier  Phys.Org

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of ...


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 ...


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 ...


Beards, guns and … a camel: Islamophobic group stages fake ISIS attack in Prague (PHOTOS, VIDEO)  RT

An anti-immigrant group staged a fake Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) attack in Prague's center that, unsurprisingly, ignited a chaotic panic among the crowd ...


'Lost' Tectonic Plate Found Under California  Seeker

A seismological blob under California appears to be a piece of a tectonic plate thought long gone. ->


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.


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 ...


Ash cloud from Chile volcano wreaks airline havoc  Reuters

A cloud of ash spewing from a Chilean volcano caused chaos for air travelers in South America again on Monday and grounded flights as far away as New ...


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 ...


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.”.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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

Barcelona's players believe Manchester United have improved since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in 2009.


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 Volcanos, Climate Change and Benjamin Franklin  AccuWeather.com

Iceland Volcanoes, of which Eyjafjal and Katla are to important examples, have a history of catastrophic eruptions. So much so that the Laki eruption of ...


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 ...


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 ...


Force of Chile's volcanic eruption eases, ash spews  Reuters India

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The force of a volcanic eruption in Chile that has spewed an ash cloud that caused air traffic chaos around the globe has eased slightly, ...


Climate Change Will Trigger Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions  PlanetSave.com

There is growing evidence that some of the Earth's most catastrophic geological events were triggered by changes in the climate. The melting of ice sheets and ...


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.


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.


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.


Obama gets exuberant reception in Ireland  CBS News

President Obama was met by an exuberant crowd in Ireland on Monday, where he spoke to a screaming crowd of 25,000 people and re-connected with his ...


Hawaiian Volcano Kilauea Eruption Images  PlanetSave.com

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has been monitoring the recent activity of the Kilauea volcano on the island ...


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 ...


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.


The 405 meets Júníus Meyvant  The 405

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


How do I find a reputable travel agency?  Globe and Mail

Can you obtain a website for the Quebec equivalent of TICO?


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, on ...


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 ...


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 ...


Elves Spark Road-Building Protest in Iceland  Seeker

Over the past few months, dozens of environmentalists in Iceland have staged a high-profile protest against a road scheduled to cut through an area of volcanic ...


PHOTOS: Century's longest, darkest lunar eclipse - Rediff.com News  Rediff

Moon's bright white glow turned crimson brick red when it delved into the dark centre of the Earth's shadow during the century's longest and darkest lunar eclipse ...


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 ...


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.