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Icelandic volcano cloud
Wed 5-May-10
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Not looking goog it seems Katla is waking up.

Maths 390

Wed 5-May-10
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I'm flying from Glasgow to Bristol on the 14th May. Hope it has calmed down again by then.

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Wed 5-May-10
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Ah - so you're visiting our neck of the woods, then?

Big wave to you!

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Thu 6-May-10
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Has anyone else noticed that the bbc have given up attempting to pronounce the name of the volcano?

It is now referred to as "the volcano in Iceland".Big_Laugh

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Thu 6-May-10
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Sandy Toksvig on The News Quiz did the best pronunciation of it, well, she is Danish.

I'll try that again!

Thu 6-May-10
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Mutley is right. That really big one on the same fault line as the current volcanic eruption is due every 80 years and is now overdue by a bit. That will cause havoc when it blows, like thousands of deaths and maybe even famine in W. Europe.

Start hoarding and canning, and I am not joking.

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Fri 7-May-10
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Have be resurching this lots since april 20 people realey need to get food in just in case.

last week 5 new big volcanos started started.

Eyjafjallajökull volcano now bulging horizontally as eruptions intensify

ICELAND – "The Eyjafjallajökull volcano is starting to bulge out, or experience "significant changes in horizontal movement," according to volcanologists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland. Global positioning satellite stations placed around the volcano have been moving outwards over the last 48 hours. It's not clear how big the bulge is as well as what it might mean for future eruptions. Between 20 and 30 earthquakes have been picked up beneath the ice cap since Monday, at between one and 15 miles deep. This increased seismicity "suggests that new material is intruding from deep below Eyjafjallajökull and latest GPS-observations suggest inflation," reads a recent report. The eruption plume reached eight miles high at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, Iceland time. A Boeing 757 flying nearby observed a black plume at 421,000 feet up heading towards the southeast. The villages of Sólheimaheiði, Hjörleifshöfði and Álftaver up to 45 miles away experienced ash and debris falls. People living on farms south of the volcano were troubled during the night by loud noises from the volcano, and there were reports that people heard them up to 125 miles away to the west and northwest. There was less meltwater coming off of the Gígjökull glacier outlet into the Markarfljót river. An Icelandic Coast Guard flight reported that the volcano's crater continues build up. The lava tongue flowing down the side of the crater is about 650 feet wide. The lava channels that join at the tongue are about 100 to 200 feet wide and getting wider every day." -USA Today

Two on the go.

REYKJAVIK, May 6 (Reuters) - "Iceland's erupting volcano has showed signs of increased activity, but the cloud of ash which wreaked havoc on European air travel is blowing clear of busy flight paths, a panel of scientists said on Thursday. High altitude winds were pushing the ash cloud directly south over the north Atlantic at a height of about nine kilometres with little impact on flight patterns in northern Europe, except in parts of Ireland, the scientists said. "The effect on European air traffic should be negligible but that, of course, is up to aviation authorities in each country," meteorologist Gudrun Nina Peterson told a news conference. The ash cloud rising from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, located beneath a glacier in southern Iceland, disrupted air travel over northern Europe for a week last month, robbing cash-starved airlines of billions of euros in revenue. The cloud had shot up as high as 10 kilometres into the air on Tuesday, higher than during the crisis last month, before subsiding somewhat on Wednesday, Peterson said. Experts said they had picked up signs of increasing seismic activity deep under the volcano which indicated that magma was forcing its way up through layers of rock and approaching the volcanic crust. "The eruption is going at full speed," said geophysicist Sigurlaug Hjaltadottir. "This is evident by our measurements and by the fact that there is still quite a bit of ash production in the volcano, coupled with massive explosions." So far the eruption has produced little lava and large amounts of ash -- the result of a fragmentation process by which magma breaks down on its way to the surface under pressure of expanding gases to form tiny, abrasive particles. If absorbed into the engines of an airplane, the ash particles can cause serious damage. Hjaltadottir added that ash was still falling over the sparsely populated farm land around the volcano, some 120 kilometres southeast of Reykjavik, but at a far lower rate than at the start of the eruption. Earlier on Thursday, Ireland lifted all restrictions on its airports on Thursday after a volcanic ash cloud blew away from Europe after having disrupted flights for days." -Reuters

Do have a look food is going up fast and portions are getting smaller.

IE tesco,s soup & broth has gone from ( 3 weeks ago ) from 50p  60p 60p this week 74p.

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Fri 7-May-10
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Good work Mutley and Danny. Keep us posted. Perhaps I am glad my Mum taught me that a full store cupboard is a good thing to have. Plus I have a full freezer. Thanks guys.

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Fri 7-May-10
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Likewise, Danast. I don't have much in the way of freezer space, but it's nearly always full - as soon as I use something, I am replacing. I understand they work better when full, too.

I also keep yeast and flour for breadmaking - at least we'll have the staple foods!  Ok

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Sat 8-May-10
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You need to stock up on tined fish as the price will go through the roof with this oil leak, if the dome don,t work they are thinking of using a nuke Eeek but they think they may not be able to stop it if so there goes our sea life.

British Petroleum and government disaster-relief agencies are using a toxic chemical to disperse oil in the Gulf of Mexico, even though a better alternative appears to be available.

As the Deepwater Horizon oil spill spreads, BP and the U.S. Coast Guard have conducted tests with Corexit 9500, a chemical designed to break oil slicks into globules that are more quickly consumed by bacteria or sink into the water column before hitting shore.

The decision has been a controversial one. A few scientists think dispersants are mostly useful as public relations strategy, as they make the oil slick invisible, even though oil particles continue to do damage. Others consider Corexit the lesser of two evils: It’s known to be highly toxic, adding to the harm caused by oil, but at least it will concentrate damage at sea, sparing sensitive and highly productive coastal areas. Better to sacrifice the deep sea than the shorelines.

But even as these arguments continue, with 230,000 gallons of Corexit on tap and more commissioned by BP, a superior alternative could be left on the shelf......

Sat 8-May-10
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Volcano up-date for if your travlling.

Ash emission from Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland has closed 15 airports in Spain and forced the cancellation of 104 flights in Portugal. sat 8th may

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Toffeeapple said:Sandy Toksvig on The News Quiz did the best pronunciation of it, well, she is Danish.


Not heard it pronounced, I am guessing it is Aye-yaf-yalla-yurkul, from what I remember from Danish. At least there are no 'r's in it as that would be unpronouncable.Doh

Sat 15-May-10
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Saturday 15th May 2010
Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland

Eruptions continue at Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. During the week, flights were disrupted in Iceland, Spain, Portugal, and northern Africa. On 14th May ashfall was reported on the Vestmann Islands, south of the volcano, and Reykjavík. Low water discharge has been observed at Gígjökull glacier. Three earthquakes were located beneath Eyjafjallajökull, at a depth of 7 -8 km. No major changes are seen in the activity. There are no indications that the eruption is about to end.

Sunday 9th May 2010
Indonesia Earthquake (Mag 7.2)

A major earthquake hit northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 12:59 pm local time on Sunday 9th May 2010. The epicentre was located 35 km off the coast of Aceh. A local tsunami watch was issued for Simeulue and Aceh, but was later cancelled. No tsunami was generated. The closest active volcano is Geureudong, 140 km NE of the epicentre.

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 I've just heard that UK airports are to be closed in the next hour, I hope Danuta won't be stranded!

I'll try that again!

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Yes the winds has changed, have been watching it this morning.

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