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The city of Naples and Vesuvius volcano - perhaps THE volcano...
The city of Naples and Vesuvius volcano - perhaps THE volcano...
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Volcano news:
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
After a phase of weakened activity, the intrusion gained strength this morning. According to data from IMO, the dyke progressed approx 5 km in just 6 hours, i.e. at an average speed of 0.23 meters / second. ... [more]
Location of today's earthquakes showing the propagation of the intrusion to the north
The change in direction of the propagating magma intrusion (dyke) is very well illustrated by the following graphic from Culture Volcan showing the locations of today's earthquakes: [more]
The eruption has started today under the Vatnajökull glacier, the Icelandic Met Office wrote in a brief update. An reconnaissance flight by the Icelandic Coast Guard detected an ongoing lava eruption under the Dyngjujökull glacier using radar data. ... [more]

An eruption could occur any time now, and perhaps even has started already. We will post updates and news as they come in on this special page. [more]
Location of earthquakes since the start of the crisis (red: today) (image: IMO)
As of now, there is no confirmation that an eruption started, but the situation at Bardarbunga is evolving quickly. In addition to suspiciously high tremor levels, the location of the most recent quakes tells its story: ... [more]

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