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Bárðarbunga volcano – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on August 21st, 2014.

Locals and holidaymakers have been evacuated from areas near the Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga, which has been threatening to erupt for the last few days. Although Bárðarbunga (Bardarbunga) isn’t spewing magma or ash yet, scientists are concerned about what Iceland’s Meteorological Office describes as an ‘intense seismic swarm’, where they recorded some 2,600 earthquakes over the weekend and detected the strongest earthquake since 1996 on Monday morning. Previously, […]

Experts Respond: Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano erupts

John Kerr posted in on May 23rd, 2011.

Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano has erupted spilling ash into the atmosphere. While there is some concern that air travel could be affected, experts consider that the eruption will not cause as much disruption as Eyjafjallajökull did last year. Our colleagues at the Science Media Centre in London have rounded up commentary from scientists on the eruption […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Icelandic eruption disrupts flights

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which began erupting in Iceland on Wednesday, has caused flights across the UK and much of Western Europe to be grounded – something not seen in decades. The grounding is due to the danger posed by volcanic ash – if sucked into airplane engines, it can cause them to fail. […]

Icelandic ash and its implications for aircraft, health, climate

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Air traffic across Europe, including flights from Britain to New Zealand have been halted as ash from an Icelandic volcano drifts towards the continent. The volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier erupted Wednesday for the second time in less than a month. Our colleagues at the Science Media Centre in London have rounded up extensive commentary […]

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