Source of the glacier flood in Hofsjökull volcano found

In August-2013 there was an glacier flood from Hofsjökull volcano, this glacier flood was minor and did not cause any damage. The source of this glacier flood has now been found according to Icelandic Meteorological Office. A new glacier cauldron has been found in Hofsjökull glacier, where none was before. The cauldron is around 700 meters long and about 30 – 50 meters deep. The glacier is cracked a lot around the cauldron and it’s dangerous to travel to this area because of that. The hight of this cauldron is around 1700 meters above sea level.

Hofsjökull volcano and glacier. The new glacier cauldron is located at ~64°49,5‘N; 18°52‘W. Click on the image for full resolution. Image from NASA/USGS/Icelandic Meteorological Office/Geological Department of University of Iceland (Jarðvísindastofnun Háskólans).

According to Icelandic Meteorological Office this part of the glacier has not had any glacier cauldrons before that they know of. This cauldron has the volume of 1 million cubic meters (106 m3) according to Icelandic Meteorological Office. This area now has highly active hydro-thermal area and hot-springs. What formed this glacier cauldron is unclear at the moment, it was not an eruption since no such signals have been recorded from Hofsjökull volcano before or after the glacier flood in August-2013. It is also unclear if this glacier cauldron is going to create new glacier flood in the future.

Icelandic Meteorological Office announcement

Hlaup úr Hofsjökli í ágúst 2013 (, in Icelandic)

Icelandic News

Fundu sigketil á Hofsjökli (, Icelandic)

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Today (11-October-2013) I found out that Sydbank had closed the account I was going to use for people to support me here. I am not sure why that is, the best explanation I got was that it was not correct account type I was using or something of that nature. I have already got a new account (the correct type) to use.

For that reason if you have sent an donation to me to the provided bank account it is going to be returned to you since that account has been closed. There is nothing I can do about this, it’s out of my control. I do not know if your bank applies any fees if this happens. That is between you and your bank to find out.

Update 1: This account number that I use here (below) is the same one as I told people to use few weeks back. So if you have donated with that bank number before there won’t be any issue at all.

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