Friday, 16 April 2010


In haste to post I got a little geographically challenged and would like to correct my error. See above an annotated geological map with the sites of historical significance (Red dots) indicating their position and relevance on volcanic fault systems to the current eruptions (Red squares).

For more in depth coverage of the geology, may I recommend this Ph.d Field trip web site which I found highly informative on the geology of the area.

According to some sources, the Katla Volcano partially covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier is a little overdue to kick off, as the last big blast was in 1918 and it is known to erupt every 60-80 years. According to some Geophysicists, the current eruptions just over 15km to the west might just do it, although no undue rumblings have been observed recently.

Looks possible that the current no-fly rule might last a bit longer than this weekend. Oh-oh.

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