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July 29th, 2017: One of the largest volcanoes in Iceland, Katla, alert raised, glacial outburst flood ongoing in Múlakvísl river

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , on July 30, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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An eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 caused the cancellation of more than 100,000 flights across Europe on concern that glass-like particles formed from lava might melt in aircraft engines and clog turbines.

A glacial outburst flood started in Iceland’s Múlakvísl river around midnight UTC on July 29, 2017. Electrical conductivity is now measured around 580µS/cm and has increased rapidly the last hour, Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported 10:14 UTC on July 29. Increasing water levels of this river are an important indicator of Katla’s upcoming volcanic eruptions.

Conductivity is an indicator for the amount of geothermal meltwater in the river. Prior to glacial river surges, the conductivity in Múlakvísl river starts rising. This elevation of conductivity can last several days before an actual river surge starts.

At 05:13 UTC on July 29, IMO reported that the color code for Katla volcano is now Yellow (signs of elevated unrest above known background levels) due to glacial flood and seismic tremor.

“The scenario is very similar to the 2011 glacial flood event when the Ring Road bridge was destroyed,” the agency said.

TO BE CONTINUED ON

https://watchers.news/2017/07/29/katla-alert-raised-glacial-outburst-flood-mulakvisl-iceland-july-2017/

Iceland: A breathtaking photograph of the spectacular Godafoss waterfall captured by Wim Denijs

Posted in 2015 with tags , , , on July 26, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Iceland is home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in the world, with plenty to gaze at in every corner of the country

Einar Runar Sigurosson photographs the ice caves in Iceland’s Vatnajokull glacier

Posted in 2015 with tags , , , , on February 15, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The stunning ice caves of Iceland’s Vatnajokull glacier appear in a kaleidoscope of colours as the light and conditions change in these remarkable photographs by local guide Einar Runar Sigurosson.

About 200 British tourists annually brave the network of caves in Europe’s largest glacier mass found in the south of Iceland where Einar runs tours for keen photographers throughout the winter, the only time visitors can go inside.  

The ice takes on the form of giant teeth or huge waves trapped in suspended animation in the maze of interconnected frozen chambers and they can be a luminous blue as they enhance the sky’s reflection or near fluorescent oranges and reds when a fire is lit inside.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2954425/Crystal-maze-Photographer-reveals-incredible-ice-cave-network-beneath-Iceland-s-giant-Vatnajokull-glacier.html#ixzz3RpREHhZp

Iceland has become a favourite filming spot for Hollywood movies and these spectacular images certainly show why.

Posted in 2014 with tags , on June 4, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Jokulsalron Glacial Lagoon

 

Kirkjufell, in Iceland

 

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Dynjandi waterfall

 

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fjord in the west of Iceland

 

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Known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, the spectacular Nordic island has been used as a location for the box office hits Prometheus and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as well as the fantasy series Game of Thrones.

With stunning scenery and otherworldly vistas, it is also a photographer’s dream, says Peter Rolf Hammer, who captured these amazing photos on a five-week journey across the country.

Godafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, with water falling from a height of 40ft.

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Iceland; The Unheard Story of a Peaceful Revolution!

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

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http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-787377

How come we hear everything that happens in Egypt but no news about what’s happening in Iceland:

In Iceland, the people has made the government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.

And all of this in a peaceful way. A whole revolution against the powers that have created the current global crisis. This is why there hasn’t been any publicity during the last two years: What would happen if the rest of the EU citizens took this as an example? What would happen if the US citizens took this as an example.

This is a summary of the facts:

2008. The main bank of the country is nationalized.
The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market stops. The country is in bankruptcy

2008. The citizens protest in front of parliament and manage to get new elections that make the resignation of the prime minister and his whole government.
The country is in bad economic situation.
A law proposes paying back the debt to Great Britain and Holland through the payment of 3,500 million euros, which will be paid by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with a 5.5% interest.

2010. The people go out in the streets and demand a referendum. In January 2010 the president denies the approval and announces a popular meeting.
In March the referendum and the denial of payment is voted in by 93%. Meanwhile the government has initiated an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis, and many high level executives and bankers are arrested. The Interpol dictates an order that make all the implicated parties leave the country.

In this crisis an assembly is elected to rewrite a new Constitution which can include the lessons learned from this, and which will substitute the current one (a copy of the Danish Constitution).
25 citizens are chosen, with no political affiliation, out of the 522 candidates. For candidacy all that was needed was to be an adult and have the support of 30 people. The constitutional assembly starts in February of 2011 to present the ‘carta magna’ from the recommendations given by the different assemblies happening throughout the country. It must be approved by the current Parliament and by the one constituted through the next legislative elections.

So in summary of the Icelandic revolution:
-resignation of the whole government
-nationalization of the bank.
-referendum so that the people can decide over the economic decisions.
-incarcerating the responsible parties
-rewriting of the constitution by its people

Have we been informed of this through the media?
Has any political program in radio or TV commented on this?
No! The Icelandic people have been able to show that there is a way to beat the system and has given a democracy lesson to the world

Stunning Time-Lapse Video: Elemental Iceland

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Photographer Stian Rekdal combined thousands of photos to create this time-lapse video showcasing Iceland’s natural beauty. He spent three weeks—and more than 3,000 miles—on the road and took more than 40,000 photos. He used about 3,500 of these to make the video.

Icelandic whalers have slaughtered over 100 endangered fin whales this year

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Icelandic whalers have slaughtered over 100 endangered fin whales this year. Help end commercial whaling! Share this video! Take Action!

Iceland will kill 150 finback whales this year. Denmark may help them deliver the illegal meat to Japan in defiance of International Law.

See the absolute beauty of Finback whales. How do you want to remember them?

As the awe-inspiring 70-foot creatures, the second largest animal in the world or as a piece of meat on a plate? A link will lead you to be able to sign a petition.

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