Tag Archives: Magma

An old volcano wakes up. [Update 3, August 29: There was a fissure eruption today.] [Update 2, August 24: That was a false alarm.] [Update 1, August 23: An eruption has started today, according to IMO.] The Bárðarbunga volcano under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland has just stirred sending magma juices coursing through its subglacial […]

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Continued from Part 1. Following the photographs are three short videos, the last of which reveals the unbelievable colours coating the inner wall of the crater.     The elevator platform looked well-engineered and deploys the safety braking mechanism found in all cable elevators. (Thank you, Elisha Otis.) Sound safety procedures were followed including securing […]

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Close to Reykjavík, Iceland, amid the bleak but hauntingly beautiful lavascape of the Reykjanes peninsula, lies the trio of peaks Þríhnjúkagígar (Thrihnjukagigar, which translates to ‘three peaks craters’). What distinguishes this crater that has lain dormant for 4000 years is its allowance for a vertical descent into its magma chamber. Following several years of study […]

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