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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: 
http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/vatnajokull/

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

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