Increased Activity

The seismic activity in Bárðarbunga has increased  today. According to specialists from the Icelandic Meteorologic Institute it is now impossible to detect individual earthquakes, they are coming that fast.  It is still impossible to say whether there will be an eruption or not, but the Civil Protection coordination centre  has been activated and a plane from the coast guard is getting ready to fly over the glacier.

So in short, no news yet, but things seem to be heating up. Here is the webcam, for those who don’t want to miss anything!

Volcanic Eruption

You know Eyjafjallajökull,

… now you might have to learn a new name: Bárðarbunga.

There has been intense seismic activity since last Saturday in Bárðarbunga, one of Icelands many volcanoes, situated in the northwestern part of Vatnajokull, Iceland’s largest glacier.

Scientists say  that the earthquakes are a strong indication of magma movement underneath the surface, and they do not rule out that an eruption might occur.

The Icelandic Broadcast service posts updates in english at  ruv.is/volcano 

You might also want to follow my facebook page, for updates and information – and just for fun!

For the really interested there is even a live webcam!

 

 

 

 

A New Lopi Cardigan

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I am knitting a Lopi Cardigan from double plötulopi.  It is a stash busting project,  as most – but perhaps not all,  my knitting projects will be this year.
This is the colour lineup :

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I saved the yarn on a bit of tape.  I have not done that before,  but it works very well and I will probably do it again.

Happy Birthday!

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My son is 20 today! This picture is from his graduation from grammar school this spring. He is not at home today, he is working in Vík this summer and will indeed be working tonight (he is working nights) and even missing the final game of the FIFA World Cup . He is an avid football fan and so is his father. (I am not – but I will watch this game with interest.)

He is going to university next fall so he really is all grown up! I couldn’t be more proud of him.

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Here is a picture from his last visit, we took a stroll downtown to enjoy a break in the rain, watch the ducks (you can not feed them anymore)

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Happy Birthday my son. I hope you have a moment to celebrate today and go Germany!