Hallandale Beach Blog -A common sense public policy overview offering a critical perspective on the current events, politics, govt., public policy, sports scene and pop culture of the U.S., South Florida and Europe, especially the UK and Sweden. In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Pictured in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A; September 2008 photo by me, South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Friday, August 22, 2014

#Bardarbunga #ashtag - Icelandic authorities remain on high alert as #Bárðarbunga volcano area experienced most serious earthquakes of week today. Seismologist quoted in Expressen.se says there's 50% chance of full-scale outbreak, one that that could match or exceed Eyjafjallajokull eruption of 2010; #ashtag

Icelandic authorities remain on high alert Friday afternoon U.S. time as some of the strongest earhquakes of the week have been measured within the past few hours, as the Bardarbunga volcano remains at serious risk of erupting. 
I first started following this story closely on Tuesday after a friend in Sweden emailed me a link to an article in Expressen.se quoting an experienced seismologist named Reynir Bödvarsson said that in his opinion, there's 50% chance of a full-scale outbreak that could match or exceed the Eyjafjallajokull eruption of 2010 that wreaked so much havoc with world travel and had economic consequences that people couldn't have imagined before they happened.
To say nothing of being stranded in another country with limited funds after your plane flight is cancelled, with no idea when you can get home.

Stor vulkan på Island riskerar kraftigt utbrott

While there are currently no signs of magma moving to the surface, within the poast 24 hours the Icelandic Met Office reported: 
"Intense earthquake activity continues at the Bárðarbunga volcano – a situation that has persisted since 16 August. There are no signs that the seismicity is decreasing."

It's Bárðarbunga in Icelandic.

English language updates from the Icelandic Met Office , i.e. weather serviceis here: 

Live webcam from Bardarbunga: http://vedur2.mogt.is/grimsfjall/webcam/
As you check it out, keep in mind how late the sun is visible there this time of the year, where they are now 4 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight, where I am now.

You can also stay updated on the latests developments while you're on the go via Twitter
at https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=Bardarbunga&src=typd or via @yay_news YouTube's streaming: https://www.youtube.com/user/yaynews

No comments:

Post a Comment

Some older elements and building blocks formerly seen at Hallandale Beach Blog, such as photos, graphics and videos have been moved into cold storage. Visit them again or see what you've missed at: http://hallandale-beach-blog.blogspot.com/
Unless otherwise indicated, all ORIGINAL photos appearing here were taken by myself. The use or modification of original photos or original images appearing on this blog WITHOUT the written permission of the author is expressly prohibited. DO NOT modify or alter any original photo/image on this blog and use it in any other media, whether for commercial advertising, marketing purposes, political campaign advertising, or on any Social Media platform or digital media forum. Do NOT modify or alter the photos or use them in a confusing way that suggests sponsorship or endorsement, or in a way that seeks to confuse Hallandale Beach Blog with another blog. This includes but is not limited to sites such as Dipity, Facebook, flickr, MySpace, Pinterest, Posterous, Topsy, Twitter, YouTube or VIMEO. Original photos and images also can NOT be used as avatars or icons on website forums.

Me in the Summer of 2016

Me in the Summer of 2016
Above, me in June, pre-recent haircut, near acres and acres of orange groves off Scenic U.S. #17 in Frostproof, FL, while visiting hot/humid Central Florida, which I'm convinced is where heat/humidity goes in the Summer to get away from it all... The oppressive heat & humidity there is literally everywhere you go. :-(

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation
"In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation." -South Beach Hoosier, 2007.

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers
Before I was a Hoosier, I was an NMB Charger, Class of 1979.