Nature & Travel

Iceland in the Eye of the Storm

NASA’s MODIS satellite took the above thermal image of the cyclone formerly known as Hurricane Cristobal near Iceland at 10:10 pm last night.
Holuhraun eruption

Eruption: Large Earthquakes and Continued Lava Flow

Three large earthquakes shook Bárðarbunga during the night. The first, of magnitude 3.9, occurred at 2:25 am 4.4 km northeast of the volcano, the second, of magnitude 4.2, at 3:09 am 5.2 km east-southeast of Bárðarbunga and the third, of magnitude 4.5, at 5:00 am 5.3 km northeast of Bárðarbunga.
Holuhraun lava

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake in Bárðarbunga

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred in Bárðarbunga caldera just after midday today. This is the ninth earthquake over a magnitude 5.0 to occur in the area since a level of uncertainty was first declared in Bárðarbunga two weeks ago.

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