Thursday, 22 April 2010

Volcano latest

Am keeping a close eye on the Iceland volcano situation, and checking out the Earthquake map this morning noted a sizeable tremor to the east of the recent eruptions. Now this could be indicative of a couple of things; firstly that the magma chamber is draining, having spouted lava and dust to it's white hot hearts content. Secondly that magma is moving Eastwards underground towards the neighbouring vent system.
The first image is a screengrab taken on Monday, when the main Eyjafjallajökull eruption was in full swing. Those 1.1 to 1.6 intensity quakes indicated by the little blue placemarkers had dates of the 16th and 17th April 2010. Now note the second screengrab image. A 2.1 today over ten kilometres East. Could this be of significance or just some post eruption collapsing of empty magma chambers?

Something is happening down below. Is there a Vulcanologist in the house?

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