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This graphic, educational volcano video was shot by @lilashrink at a tweetup in Harpa, Reykjavik. Takk Hjörtur explains the consequences and frequencies of various Icelandic volcanoes erupting including Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Hekla and Laki. Explained is the relationship between eruptions of Katla and Eyjafjallajokull and some other Icelandic volcanoes. There are plenty of volcanoes in Iceland. Have you ever […]

Ash from Iceland’s Grimsvötn volcano could affect Heathrow Airport in the UK by the end of the week Ash cloud moves towards UK airspace (General) If airspace in western England, Ireland and the Atlantic is affected by the smoke plume transatlantic flights in and out of Heathrow could suffer delays later this week as […]

Iceland’s imposed a flight ban and closed its main airport after the country’s most active volcano, Grimsvrotn, erupted. It lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland and has been dormant for 7 years. A large plume of smoke and ash is stretching 20 km into the air. Iceland’s Meteorological Office says that the […]

Volcanic Activity Causing Tremors in Saudi Arabia PARIS – 30,000 minor earthquakes recorded between April and June 2009 in western Saudi Arabia are due to volcanism, according to a study just released by the journal Nature Geoscience. The largest of these earthquakes had a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale, damaging buildings in the […]

3 Earthquakes at the Katla Volcano have been reported by the Disaster and Emergency website In the past 48 hours 3 earthquakes occurred at Katla volcano, Iceland. The earthquakes may be due to ice movements within Mýrdalsjökull glacier or magma movement under the volcano. Scientists have been keeping a close watch on Katla volcano, […]

Katla Volcano Eruption Overdue As the eruption of the smaller Eyjafjallajokull volcano subsists, the one which caused all the travel disruption, Scientists have warned that there is still a significant chance that the much larger Katla volcano, to the east of Eyjafjallajökull, will erupt. On the last three occasions that Eyjafjallajökull erupted, the Katla volcano […]

Eyjafjallajokull volcano monitoring latest news:  Eruption stopped, now just a plume of steam, with no ash. Scientists say the level of seismic activity is decreasing and is near that recorded before the eruption began last month with the lava flow stopping completely. Eyjafjallajoekull – Volcano Ash – monitoring stopped on Monday May 24, 2010 […]

It looks as if the volcano eruption may be ending, or at least this current episode, as reports of slowed eruption, stopped lava flow and reduced ash emissions are coming in. May 22 (Bloomberg) — The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano has slowed with the lava flow completely stopping and only “small amount of […]

As the Ash Cloud restrictions on UK airports are extended into Monday morning, Dr Dougal Jerram, a volcanologist from Durham University, warns us that the last big eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, which was back in the in the 1820s, went on for about two years, and its current eruption could last “several months”. Volcanology or vulcanology […]

The Icelandic Meteorological Office began reporting last night that the explosive activity in the volcano in Eyjafjallajökull glacier seems to be increasing. The volcanic ash cloud has been larger and darker in colour in the past few days than what it was the week before, according to a recent news report. The same applies to […]