Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A giant sink in an Icelandic glacier suggests that a volcano is awakening deep beneath the ice.

The divot from far away

According to the Iceland Met Office this caldera shows increased activity in Öræfajökull which is located in Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier. 
A great sulphuric stench has eminated from the river Kvíá last week.  
Increased seismic activity has occured in the area in recent months, activity which has subsided in recent days. The volcano hasn't erupted since 1727. There are still no signs of an imminent eruption states an announcement from the Met Office. However, the safety code has been put up to yellow. 

The divot closer

Below, you can just make out a tiny little airplane right center of the divot, to appreciate the tremendous scale of the beast below.

A good tool for urban wet work.

Ent's Eye

No Christmas tree is complete without bacon

Nice catch, Whiskers.

Multiple levels of foolishness

People living in Barrow, Alaska say goodbye to the sun today, until January 22nd.