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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Outburst flood from Iceland's most active volcano underway: no threat to people, infrastructure  Iceland Magazine

A glacial outburst flood is underway from Grímsvötn volcano, one of the major subglacial volcanoes of Vatnajökull glacier. The ice cap covering the Grímsvötn ...


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 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.


Iceland volcano Grimsvotn: Ash cloud could reach Scotland by Tuesday  Metro

Ash from Iceland's erupting Grimsvotn volcano – at the heart of its biggest glacier – could reach Scotland by Tuesday and parts of Britain, France and Spain by ...


Iceland glacier national park named World Heritage site  Phys.Org

UNESCO on Friday added Iceland's Vatnajokull National Park, Europe's largest with a landscape of "fire and ice," to its World Heritage List.


Europe's Largest Glacier is Now A UNESCO World Heritage Site  News18

UNESCO added Iceland's Vatnajokull National Park, Europe's largest with a landscape of.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Stunning drone footage of the Vatnajökull glacier, which covers nine per cent of Iceland  Daily Mail

Italian photographer Stefano Tiozzo, 33, filmed a series of unique aerial images of the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland throughout February 2019.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 raises volcano alert level to red  Rappler

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – (2nd UPDATE) Iceland raised its alert over the nation's largest volcanic system to red on Saturday, August 23 banning all air traffic in the ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Letters: Volcanoes could solve nations garbage issue  Palm Beach Post

The Asian nations are sending back tons of garbage. Can't man figure a better way to rid us of this serious hazard other than polluting outer space, burying it or ...


Book Review: Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World, by Steinum Sigurdardottir  HeraldScotland

Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World.


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 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 ...


What Causes Eerie Volcanic Lightning?  Live Science

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


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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, ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


All the World's Volcano Webcams  Wired

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


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 ...


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 ...


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.


The River of The Trembling Spirit – An Unsupported Crossing of Iceland By Ski, Packraft and on Foot  ExplorersWeb

I was jolted awake by another violent gust of wind; the driver mumbled an apology as he struggled to keep the van on the.


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


The destructive power of volcanoes  CBC.ca

Volcanic eruptions in Iceland have wreaked havoc on air travel due to high concentrations of ash in the atmosphere, and throughout human history eruptions ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 declares volcano red alert after eruption | Science & Environment News  Zee News

Iceland Friday issued a red alert and banned air traffic near its largest volcano after it erupted overnight, threatening a replay of the global travel chaos four years ...


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 ...


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 ...


Wheels down: Obama arrives for 24-hour flying visit  thejournal.ie

THE PRESIDENT of the United States of America, Barack Obama, and his first lady Michelle Obama have arrived in Ireland for a 24-hour flying visit – with some ...


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 ...


The 405 meets Júníus Meyvant  The 405

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


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 ...


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.


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

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.


Orkney yacht rescue team brave volcanic ash cloud  BBC News

A helicopter rescue crew from Shetland braved the volcanic ash cloud to rescue a yachtsman 25 miles off the coast of Orkney.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Rapture: As night falls across the globe, it looks like Heaven must wait for believers  Daily Mail

With the world's major cities reporting business as usual on the supposed 'day of Rapture', it looks like the only disaster was 89-year-old Harold Camping's ...