Quiet time in Iceland once again

While everyone is watching the eruption in Hawaii. Iceland earthquake activity both in volcanoes and on the fracture zones is taking a break.

So while Iceland is taking a break I am going to write about volcanoes that are never in the news. Not in Iceland and not in the international press. They are not in the news because they are quiet and have been for some time now.

I am going to start tomorrow (hopefully) with a volcano called Snæfellsjökull (wiki here) (if you did think Eyjafjallajökull volcano was hard to say, just try this one).

11 Replies to “Quiet time in Iceland once again”

  1. Snæfellsjökull isn’t hard! It’s easier than Eyjafjallajökull. Non-Icelandic tongues have problems with the ‘ll’ sound; a word where the ‘ll’ sound repeats is even harder. I tried saying ‘Snæfellsjökull’ to my Icelandic au pair, and she said it was perfect 🙂


      1. Or Spanish or Finnish – although our ‘ll’ is always in different syllables: ‘l-l’; ‘halli –> hal-li’.

      2. The Welsh find Eyjafjallajökull easy. It took me 2 days to master pronouncing it! My manager (originally from wales) had no problem at all even the first time he saw it, and he got it right!

  2. Too quiet. That may mean the pressure is building as it is not escaping. The quakes seem to be drifting nearer and nearer to Hekla too. I guess the fracture zone ends before Hekla, but wouldn’t a big earthquake at the fracture zone to the west of it trigger it if it is close to failure anyway?

  3. Lurking, a lot of activity over there in paradise. Seems there is more movement and stress lately on the SAF tendricles.

    Tree full of owls here lately. Thats when Mother Nature speaks up.

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