Iceland Hit by 500 Earthquakes Since Midnight

Iceland Hit by 500 Earthquakes Since Midnight

Iceland has been hit by more than 500 earthquakes since midnight, Aug. 27, 2018, as seismologists watch the volcano Bardarbunga. The volcano could erupt at any time, potentially affecting millions. In 2010 Eyjafjallajokull, a , massive volcano in Iceland erupted, spewing ash for miles. The eruption caused mass chaos when much of the airspace above Europe had to […]

Iceland Horses Are Hardy Despite Hardships

Iceland Horses Are Hardy Despite Hardships

Iceland’s iconic horses are hardy and remain resilient despite the hardships they have been bred to face, including harsh winters and periodic volcanic eruptions. The Bardarbunga volcanic activity follows the eruptions of Grimsvotn in 2011, and Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. Iceland has a history of volcanic activity. With one of the highest concentrations of active volcanoes […]

Iceland Awaits Barðarbunga Volcano Eruption and Climatic Impact

Iceland Awaits Barðarbunga Volcano Eruption and Climatic Impact

Iceland activated the National Crisis Coordination Center (NCCC) on August 20, 2014 to evacuate the area around the Barðarbunga volcano in the face of increasing earthquake activity in the region as they await an eruption and consider the implications for climatic impact. Geologist Ari Trausti Guðmundsson explains that scientists cannot predict whether a volcanic eruption […]