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Thread: Volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupts in rural southern Iceland, homes evacuated and emergency declared

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    Default Scenario could be catastrophic if history repeats itself as in the previous 3 eruptions

    "Eyjafjallajokull has blown three times in the past thousand years," Dr McGarvie told The Times, "in 920AD, in 1612 and between 1821 and 1823. Each time it set off Katla." The likelihood of Katla blowing could become clear "in a few weeks or a few months", he said.

    Iceland is built on a volcanic rock on the Atlantic's mid-oceanic ridge and it has grown used to eruptions. The southern village of Vik, close to the current eruption, has for centuries had an escape plan in which everybody runs up to the church, which is built on high ground. They know that if Katla erupts flooding will follow.

    The island's worst eruption in modern times was in 1783, when the Laki volcano blew its top. The lava shot to heights of 1.4 kilometres and more than 120 million tonnes of sulphur dioxide was released into the atmosphere.

    A quarter of the island's population died in the resulting famine and it transformed the world, creating Britain's notorious "sand summer", casting a toxic cloud over Prague, playing havoc with harvests in France — sometimes seen as a contributory factor in the French Revolution — and changing the climate so dramatically that New Jersey recorded its largest snowfall and Egypt one of its most enduring droughts.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/t...e/article7070239.ece

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    Yeah, I just heard on talk news that Heathrow Airport is dead silent...they said they never seen anything like it before....even with terrorist threats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shalomshalom View Post
    Heathrow, Manchester and Gatwick airports are all empty ....very eerie!
    Yes, that is the word the news reporter used......makes ya kinda imagine the day of the Rapture.....

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    DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Ireland lifts restrictions on all flights from and to Shannon and Cork International Airports

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    Flights resuming to and from Shannon, Cork International Airports as volcano plume shifts eastward, Irish agency says - http://www.iaa.ie/index.jsp?p=93&n=96&a=861

    The Irish Aviation Authority has announced that it is lifting restrictions, with immediate effect, on flights to and from the State airports at Cork and Shannon and some of the regional airports.

    However, as the latest reports from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in London indicate that the ash cloud is still over the east coast, the restrictions will remain in force at Dublin airport until, at least, 11 am on Friday, 16th April. Restrictions also remain in force in large parts of the UK and Northern Europe.

    This decision is based on the predicted path of the ash plume which shows a move to the east and south of Ireland. This will allow transatlantic flights and internal flights to take off and land at Shannon.

    Mr. Donie Mooney, Director of Operations at the Irish Aviation Authority said that the Authority is satisfied that it is safe to fly to and from the State airports/regional airports on the western coast.

    "We will continue to closely monitor the weather and once it is safe to fly into the east coast we will lift the restrictions at Dublin Airport when it is deemed safe to do so. We advise anybody booked on flights tomorrow to check with their airlines on a regular basis.

    "Our priority is the safety of the pilots, crews and passengers on all flights. So we will not lift restrictions until we are satisfied that it is 100% safe to fly," he said.

    The IAA will provide an update on the restrictions after 11 am on Friday, 16th April 2010.

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    Satellite image of volcano ash plume:


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    This is all so weird. Everything that is happening with this volcano, earthquakes, Obama and his agenda.... weird lights in the sky....yikes.... Scary, but exciting. Wow is all I can say, as I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment.
    Blessings to all,
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    Quote Originally Posted by savedatcamp View Post
    This is all so weird. Everything that is happening with this volcano, earthquakes, Obama and his agenda.... weird lights in the sky....yikes.... Scary, but exciting. Wow is all I can say, as I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment.
    Blessings to all,
    savedatcamp

    I know what you mean Savedatcamp, when I logged on just now and saw 134 viewers here, I thought...something must be up and no doubt Zerozx & Megan are on top of it, so I check here and dont even bother with news websites....until later.....it's just too much to keep up with!!!!!

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    Updated - Icelandic volcano eruption intensifies - http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63E2OU20100416

    (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, has grown more intense, an expert said on Thursday.

    The eruption under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier continued to spew large amounts of ash and smoke into the air and showed no signs of abating after 40 hours of activity, said Pall Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland.

    "The seismographs are showing that since this morning the intensity of the eruption seems to be growing," he said.

    Hot fumes had melted up to a third of the glacial ice covering the crater, causing a nearby river to burst its banks, and frequent explosions on the floor of the crater sounded like bombs going off, he said.

    The floods were abating, however, and some of those living in the sparsely populated area near the volcano had returned to their homes.

    Another scientist said the eruption was 10 times more powerful than one which occurred last month on the flank of the volcano, though the two were part of the same event.

    To the east of the volcano, thousands of hectares of land are covered by a thick layer of ash while a cloud blotted out the sun in some areas along the southern coast of Iceland, local media reported.

    The cloud of ash from the eruption has hit air travel all over northern Europe, with flights grounded or diverted due to the risk of engine damage from sucking in particles of ash from the volcanic cloud.

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    Scientists picked up the first signs of increased seismic activity at Eyjafjallajokull last summer and had been expecting an eruption at any moment, Einarsson said.

    The eruption began in March but subsided earlier this week when a magma conduit became blocked, building up pressure which finally escaped through the volcano's main crater.

    Einarsson, who described the eruption as "reasonably powerful," said it was the most significant volcanic event in Iceland since a huge eruption in 1996, when an eruption under the Grimsvotn lakes led to widespread flooding.

    He said scientists were still concerned the ongoing eruption could trigger Mt Katla, a more powerful volcano nearby covered by a thicker ice sheet, but had not picked up any clear signs of brewing activity.

    The volcano under the Ejfjallajokull glacier, Iceland's fifth largest glacier, has erupted five times since Iceland was settled in the ninth century.

    Iceland sits on a volcanic hotspot in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and has relatively frequent eruptions, although most occur in sparsely populated areas and pose little danger to people or property. Before March, the last eruption took place in 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan View Post
    That ash looks pretty eerie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerozx View Post
    That ash looks pretty eerie...
    It looks quite tangible.

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    NATS advises that restrictions will remain in place in UK controlled airspace until 1900 (UK time) today, Friday 16 April

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    U.N. health agency: Europeans should stay indoors if ash from Iceland's volcano starts settling - AP

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    Netherlands airspace will be closed until 06:00 a.m. local time Saturday

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    God has the people in a "time out" for their behavior.

    They can be still in the airports and maybe some will come to know that HE IS GOD!

    I am geographically challenged but I wondered if Israel could use this situation for their benefit?
    PARTIAL OBEDIENCE IS STILL REBELLION

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    Default Volcano ash causes Europe flight disruptions to worsen

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2...l_N.htm?csp=34

    Ice chunks the size of houses tumbled down from a volcano beneath the Eyjafjallajokull (ay-yah-FYAH'-plah-yer-kuh-duhl) glacier Thursday, as hot gases melted the ice. The volcano began erupting Wednesday for the second time in less than a month.
    The last time the volcano blew the eruption lasted more than a year, from December 1821 until January 1823, says Sally Sennert, a geologist at the Smithsonian Institution.
    PARTIAL OBEDIENCE IS STILL REBELLION

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    A YEAR?! This will be interesting to watch.

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    An Icelandic volcano is still spewing ash into the air in a massive plume that has disrupted air traffic across Europe and shows little sign of letting up, officials said on Friday.

    One expert said the eruption could abate in the coming days, but a government spokesman said ash would keep drifting into the skies of Europe.

    The thick, dark brown ash cloud has shut down air traffic across northern Europe and restrictions remained in place in many areas. However, Norway said it had resumed some limited flights in the north of the country.

    "It is more or less the same situation as yesterday, it is still erupting, still exploding, still producing gas," University of Iceland professor Armann Hoskuldsson told Reuters.

    "We expect it to last for two days or more or something. It cannot continue at this rate for many days. There is a limited amount of magma that can spew out," he added, saying it was the magma, or molten rock beneath the Earth's surface, coming out of the volcano that turned into ash.

    Environment Ministry spokesman Gudmundur Gudmundsson agreed.

    "The eruption is ongoing and we are not expecting any change in the production of ash...High level winds will keep dispersing the plume over Europe," he said.

    The eruption has taken place under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, normally a popular hiking ground in southern Iceland.

    Another professor said on Thursday that the heat had melted up to a third of the glacial ice covering the crater, causing a nearby river to burst its banks.

    Icelandic radio said part of the ring road that goes around the small north Atlantic island had been swept away.

    To the east of the volcano, thousands of hectares of land are covered by a thick layer of ash.

    The cloud of ash from the eruption has hit air travel all over northern Europe, with flights grounded or diverted due to the risk of engine damage from sucking in particles of ash from the volcanic cloud.

    The volcano under the Ejfjallajokull glacier, Iceland's fifth largest glacier, has erupted five times since Iceland was settled in the ninth century.

    Iceland sits on a volcanic hotspot in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and has relatively frequent eruptions, although most occur in sparsely populated areas and pose little danger to people or property. Before March, the last eruption took place in 2004.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100416/...celand_volcano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan View Post
    Icelandic volcano still spewing huge ash

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100416/...celand_volcano

    An Icelandic volcano is still spewing ash into the air in a massive plume that has disrupted air traffic across Europe and shows little sign of letting up, officials said on Friday.

    One expert said the eruption could abate in the coming days, but a government spokesman said ash would keep drifting into the skies of Europe.

    The thick, dark brown ash cloud has shut down air traffic across northern Europe and restrictions remained in place in many areas. However, Norway said it had resumed some limited flights in the north of the country.

    "It is more or less the same situation as yesterday, it is still erupting, still exploding, still producing gas," University of Iceland professor Armann Hoskuldsson told Reuters.

    "We expect it to last for two days or more or something. It cannot continue at this rate for many days. There is a limited amount of magma that can spew out," he added, saying it was the magma, or molten rock beneath the Earth's surface, coming out of the volcano that turned into ash.

    Environment Ministry spokesman Gudmundur Gudmundsson agreed.

    "The eruption is ongoing and we are not expecting any change in the production of ash...High level winds will keep dispersing the plume over Europe," he said.

    The eruption has taken place under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, normally a popular hiking ground in southern Iceland.

    Another professor said on Thursday that the heat had melted up to a third of the glacial ice covering the crater, causing a nearby river to burst its banks.

    Icelandic radio said part of the ring road that goes around the small north Atlantic island had been swept away.

    To the east of the volcano, thousands of hectares of land are covered by a thick layer of ash.

    The cloud of ash from the eruption has hit air travel all over northern Europe, with flights grounded or diverted due to the risk of engine damage from sucking in particles of ash from the volcanic cloud.

    The volcano under the Ejfjallajokull glacier, Iceland's fifth largest glacier, has erupted five times since Iceland was settled in the ninth century.

    Iceland sits on a volcanic hotspot in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and has relatively frequent eruptions, although most occur in sparsely populated areas and pose little danger to people or property. Before March, the last eruption took place in 2004.
    As bad as this looks and sounds, there is an even worse threat in a nearby volcano that has a history of erupting after the one I won't even try to write the name of and making it look like a pooter in a wind storm. If that happens we will be facing far worse restrictions on air travel for far longer and a climate change that could lead to massive famine from shorter growing seasons and crop failures.

    If that does indeed happen the only thing that could be worse would be for Yellowstone or one of the other super volcanos to erupt.

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