Small glacier flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier on 28. April 2012 [Updated]

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This has to be short. I do not have any table to cheer right now. I have already bought one (used and cheap). But I get it next week. I also do not yet have a ADSL connection so far. But this is what happens when one moves between countries.

On the 28. April 2012 there was a small glacier flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier that on top of Katla volcano. This activity did start few days earlier according to Iceland Meteorological Office. But it did peak on the 28. April 2012. This was then followed by a small glacier flood in Múlakvísl river. The same river that had the glacer flood last summer, that did destroy a bridge in that same area.


The red line marks the harmonic tremor of Katla volcano. The blue line marks the conductivity in Múlakvísl glacier river. This is from Week 18 of the year 2012. Copyright of this picture belongs to Iceland Meteorological Office.

There was also a second event that took place in Katla volcano on 6 and 7. May 2012. But I do not know if there was any glacier flood in Múlakvísk glacier river following that event. Buit it is clear that Katla volcano is warming up again. This events are clearly something that I consider a warning on what is going on in Katla volcano. But it is a question if it continues or just stops, as so often does happen with volcanoes.

Update 1: According to a email answer that I got with a question of mine. This glacier flood is currently ongoing. It has not stopped so far. But this is a small glacier flood. But this is a interesting what is going on in Katla volcano at the moment.

Icelandic news about this.

Smáhlaup í Múlakvísl (mbl.is, Icelandic)

Blog post updated at 14:38 CEST on 11.05.2012.

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5 Responses to Small glacier flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier on 28. April 2012 [Updated]

  1. Scots John says:

    Looking at the EQ chart this morning it looks like a ‘tear along dotted line’ from Tjornes right through to Reyjanes with a cluster at Katla. I would agree this looks like tectonic shift, whether thats highlights any weak spots in the lithosphere remains to be seen. There has been significant oceanic plate shift North and South of Iceland over recent months and the land mass has to follow suit. Something has to give.

  2. wurzeldave says:

    Anyone fancy sticking their neck out at a guess as to where in Iceland might ‘give’ first?

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