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BIG Icelandic Eruption NOW!!!

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« on: May 21, 2011, 09:33:54 pm »

In the last hour or so there has been a significant volcanic eruption go off in Iceland. 

Most up to date info here http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/  The 'comments' sections are where all the detail is...

If you catch this post fairly quickly you can see the volcano going off on the sat24 website http://sat24.com/

There is significant earthquake activity and lightning in the ash cloud which has already risen 6km in just over an hour.  Initial reports indicate this could be the largest icelandic eruption for 15 years...

Now, the interesting bit.  Winds in Iceland are currently northerly and as next week comes are expected to turn north westerley, which, you've guessed it should send the ash cloud squarely in our direction.  Who knows if there will be an impact in the aviation world, but with pressure set to rise over the british isles next week just maybe we will get ourselves some volcanic sunsets...

Heads up folks, you heard it here first!
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 09:53:35 pm »

You will be able to see it for longer on this animation http://www.yr.no/satellitt/europa_animasjon.html

*update*

Ash cloud now confirmed at 10km altitude and on satellite pics is same size as NI - impressive for only 2 hours of eruption!  No fly zone in place for a 120mile radius.

I would expect this to get worse...
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 10:17:27 pm »

Make that 12km altitude now.  Last eruption took 2 days to get this high - Grimsvotn has managed it in 2hrs!!! 

UKMO has confirmed ash cloud height as 15km(!!!) - here's the predicted path >>>http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/data/VAG_1306011787.png  we could see this over the top of us by monday / tuesday at this rate...
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 10:31:55 pm »

Seems to be a very impressive eruption indeed Mark, i was checking the sferics charts about half hour ago for the showers coming into the west coast of Ireland and noticed the lightning plots over Iceland. They line up perfectly with the satellite image of the ash cloud. Cheers Mark, keep us updated!
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 10:33:31 pm »

Thanks for the heads up Mark, looking at the various reports now.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 10:50:14 pm »

Seems to be a very impressive eruption indeed Mark, i was checking the sferics charts about half hour ago for the showers coming into the west coast of Ireland and noticed the lightning plots over Iceland. They line up perfectly with the satellite image of the ash cloud. Cheers Mark, keep us updated!

There is alot of lightning being produced in this ash cloud http://andvari.vedur.is/athuganir/eldingar/vikan_is.html?

Here's an aerial video of it >>>
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 10:25:05 am »

wow....thanks for the updates on this Mark, nature truly is amazing. Appreciate the heads up on this, definitely one to watch when the wind direction changes, could be more volcanic sunsets on offer including air traffic disruption...it's all happening.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 02:38:18 pm »

This bad daddy was visible from space going off   Cool

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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 05:01:09 pm »

By tomorrow the ash cloud is forecast to be over much of the British Isles...

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/data/VAG_1306151334.png

Volcanic Sunset Alert!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 07:58:50 pm »

I'll be looking forward to any spectacular images you gentlemen catch!
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