Grimsvotn Volcano Headlines


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.


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 ...


Europe's largest landscape of fire and ice declared World Heritage site  The Hans India

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


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.


Climate Crisis Could Delay Rescue Efforts on Glacier  Iceland Monitor

“Rescue missions could be delayed for hours, even for half a day or a whole day,” Jónas Guðmundsson, project manager for the Icelandic Association for ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Two foreign hikers rescued on Vatnajökull glacier after difficult search in extreme conditions  Iceland Magazine

Members of ICE-SAR companies from South and East Iceland mounted a massive search and rescue operation on Vatnajökull glacier yesterday evening after 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 ...


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 ...


Air travel relief as Grimsvotn volcano stops erupting  thejournal.ie

The volcano causing air travel difficulties across Europe stopped eruptions this morning, says Iceland's Met Office.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


What Causes Eerie Volcanic Lightning?  Live Science

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


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Take 5: Wednesday  thejournal.ie

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five news stories that you really should check out before 5pm. 1. #ASH CLOUD: German airports have ...


All the World's Volcano Webcams  Wired

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


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 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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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, ...


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.


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 ...


Ash cloud spreads over Europe, and already the fallout has begun  The Independent

A bitter row broke out yesterday between the pugnacious head of Ryanair and civil aviation authorities over whether it was right to cancel flights across northern ...


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.


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.


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

(CNN) -- 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 ...


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 ...


Heathrow flights cancelled after thunderstorm warning  thejournal.ie

A number of flights in and out of the airport have been cancelled as there is a 70% risk of thunderstorms.


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.


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.


Icelandair Continues To Grow 757 Fleet | [primary-term] content from Aviation Week  Aviation Week

Imagine the prime minister showed up one night on national television for an emergency address to his people and closed his speech with the words “May God ...


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 ...


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 ...


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'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.


Beauty who prefers her tractor to a husband  Daily Mail

Heida Asgeirsdottir from Iceland recounts the years she's spent at her beloved 1000-year-old farm in a new memoir. She explains why she prefers her solitude ...


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 ...


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.


Barça play it safe by flying to London two days early  The Independent

Caution is rarely a factor on the pitch for Barcelona but off it the club are not prepared to leave anything to chance as they flew by private jet to Stansted last night ...


uk 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.


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.


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.


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 ...


Volcanoes: be afraid, be very afraid - the supervolcano is coming  Sydney Morning Herald

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 ...


Lessons from Iceland | Iceland  Aljazeera.com

What can the eurozone learn from Iceland's 2008 meltdown?


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


The 405 meets Júníus Meyvant  The 405

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


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 ...


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 ...


Pollen forecasts bring help to Hay Fever sufferers  Met Office

Different types of pollen are released throughout the year which can generate hay fever and other allergies. These symptoms can have a serious impact on the ...


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.


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.


Armavia's flights not affected by volcano eruption  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

YEREVAN. - Ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano has not affected flights of Armavia air company. Not a single flight was delayed or canceled, Nana Avetisova, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Volatile Sakurajima Volcano is a Lightning Laboratory  Yahoo News

Jeffrey Johnson, associate professor of geosciences at Boise State University, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Japan is ...