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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2010, 04:47:13 PM »
There is a new webcam up and running now - lovely views!
http://eldgos.mila.is/eyjafjallajokull-fra-fimmvorduhalsi/
Lots of activity with planes flying over and numerous vehicles of one sort and another.
On further study I think it's the first one back again but the cones are so much bigger than they were before - amazing to see just how quickly they grow!
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2010, 11:52:49 PM »
Some good footage from Icelandic TV here  http://dagskra.ruv.is/sjonvarpid/streymi/4497950/2/
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2010, 12:51:25 PM »
Wednesday, April 14th 2010

    * 08:05 - BREAKING NEWS! - NEW ERUPTION HAS STARTED. More news to follow here!
    * 08:08 - Iceland´s Coast Guard airplane is now flying over the glacier to try to get a better view of what´s happening.
    * 08:21 - It looks like the eruption is actually in Gígjokull glacier. See map from RUV.
    * 08:34 - Water level in Markarfljót river has risen by about 1 meter in a short time.
    * 08:49 - 700 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes due to new volcanic activity in Gígjokull, Iceland
    * 09:25 - Hopefully the volcano webcams will provide a clear view of the new developments as weather in the area gets better.
    * 09:44 - The eruption is underneath a glacier and is melting the ice, causing water flow from there to double in short time
    * 10:25 - Tremors are by far exceeding what happened in the first eruption. See activity.
    * 10:45 - Three big holes haven been located in the glacier. The ash cloud has now reached 22.000 feet.


From http://reykjavik.mydestinationinfo.com/en/hekla-volcano-webcam

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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2010, 03:50:11 PM »
Thanks for the update Paul. I hope everyone is safe there.
Unfortunately one of the older webcams doesn't seem to be there any more, but the weather recently has been filthy, so mostly dark and cloudy.
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2010, 04:01:18 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2010, 06:08:40 PM »
Thanks, Paul. The poor visibility of the last few days has been frustrating, but the new eruptive sequence seems to be of a different order altogether. The Markarfljót rising by a foot impressing me most - scary river!
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2010, 06:15:40 PM »
Now they are saying a metre rise!  I am currently trying to track Ian down....
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2010, 06:22:51 PM »
Let us know once you hear Val!
Is it the river that we could see when everyone went up the hill early in the trip last year? According to a story in Iceland Review the bridge has been removed so it doesn't get swept away.

There's some footage of the flood on the BBC news site - not clear but still spectacular.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8620352.stm

This one is clear and spectacular!
http://visir.is/article/20100414/FRETTIR01/366638533
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2010, 07:09:35 PM »
There is a good bit of aerial footage from the Iceland Coastgurad here  http://bit.ly/dnQfbm  .  Towards the end there are several views of the swollen Markarfljot river with Stora Dimon (which the SAGT group climbed last summer) in the distance. At the top Ian gave us a good account of defences on the floodplain just in case a jokullhlaup should happen......

A couple of pics of the river that day..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sagticeland2009/4064507693/in/set-72157622710604902/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sagticeland2009/4065253028/in/set-72157622710604902/

Both look towards the Eyafyallajokull.
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« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2010, 07:10:24 PM »
Thanks - that answered my question!
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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2010, 11:00:16 PM »
Latest from VolcanIan....

It´s all happening again. Glacial flood from Eyjafjallajokull
began today. Valley evacuated again at 04.00 this morning (I am
in R´vik). Road closed. Then "1" road actually broken
deliberately to let flood water escape and not damage bridge -
seems to have worked. Farms inundated. This is TOO much
excitement. Will watch 19.00 news tonight to learn the latest.
 My view to E´jokull is sure
going to be spectacular now! Good grief, on my doorstep or what!
I need my Balvenie these days!


Just decided today that the opportunity to witness the earth in action like this doesn't present itself too often in a lifetime so have booked flights for July....
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2010, 07:08:11 AM »
UK air space is now affected by the ash cloud in the upper atmosphere, Manchester seems not be flying, delays at Glasow and we've had warnings about delays from our local news prorammes at Norwich, Luton and Stansted.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2010, 07:16:42 AM »
All flights in and out of Scotland are now cancelled, it seems. 

However, I have just been listening to the news and am a bit disappointed to hear them talking of ash being carried by 'south easterly winds'.  When I think of the years of telling pupils that you name winds by the direction they come from......
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2010, 08:32:01 AM »
All domestic flights cancelled according to BBC. Had just been doing a lesson on the supervolcano in Yellowstone and why you cant evacuate people by aeroplane after the eruption ...... strange. Certainly early days and will be keeping my computer on all day today!!
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2010, 09:43:41 AM »
Have just been looking at these amazing photos with a class - do be aware though at the end of the comments section there are some rather unsavoury user names !

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157623855495574/

I have a friend who has a school party out there just now - I'm hoping all is ok with them as well as Ian.