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A Icelandic volcanic eruption, for the people

An evening pause: Hat tip Rex Ridenoure.

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  • Max

    Beautiful, if I had a bucket list, this would be on it. To visit the birthplace / homeland of my grandmother…
    And perhaps find some of those rock trolls she used to talk about.

    My nephew had to move back to the states from Hawaii when his business was consumed by the eruption on the big island.

  • Stunning.

    Iceland is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Volcano or not!

    Many thanks to Rex Ridenoure for suggesting this one.

  • Lee Stevenson

    Thank you for this evening pause! I have been watching quite a few drone footage videos from the eruption, indeed there are even live cams ( just Google “Iceland volcano”) but this video puts it all nicely together. I am annoyed regarding the travel ban, that I cannot take the kids and go and have a look in real life…. It’s on my bucket list also Max…. And it’s only “up the road” for me.

  • eddie willers

    indeed there are even live cams

    Robert and I are old enough to have watched the Beatles doing “All You Need Is Love” live to the first worldwide satellite broadcast, and now I can watch a live feed of a volcano from ICELAND, for goodness sakes! I thought we’d have colonies on the Moon by now, but not this.

    BTW, I have checked in oo this everyday since it started. This video shows the first fissure that the Internet named “Bob”. (much to the chagrin of Icelanders) Now Bob is just a little pimple compared to the main fissure now….named Ragnar.

  • Jeff Wright

    Well behaved effusive lava.
    Don’t try this with just any vent…

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