Icelandic volcanoes are once again on the brink of showing the world what they are capable of. Four of them have been suggested as possibly on the verge of eruption: Bardarbunga, Grímsvötn, Hekla and Katla. However, the latter is the one that looks most threatening.
A new, cutting-edge research published by Science in June 2016 gives new hope to mankind: Global warming and climate change, the most devastating environmental problems that Earth is facing these days, might be defeated.
A group of Italian and British geoscientists coordinated by Alessandro Tibaldi, Associate Professor of Structural Geology at the University of Milan-Bicocca (and co-founder of GeoSocial), has successfully tested an innovative methodology for studying seismic hazard in an area in Iceland that has been hit by strong earthquakes in the past.
The worldwide air industry is bracing for a new eruption in Iceland, which could turn out to be similar, or even worse, than Eyjafjallajökull Volcano’s eruptive sequence during spring 2010, which grounded countless flights across Europe, Canada and the US.
The current eruption is taking place in one of the most remote areas of central Iceland, where Bardarbunga stratovolcano, hidden beneath the NW portion of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest icecap, started giving signs of unrest in mid-August. Continue reading The world is watching Iceland, as Bardarbunga eruption continues