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Earthquake – Magnitude 7.0 – REYKJANES RIDGE – 2015 February 13, 18:59:12 UTC

Image from EMSC

Image from EMSC

Good afternoon from a chilly and damp Surrey.

This was a rather large earthquake for its area, wasn’t it….?

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s details on the 13th February 2015 North Atlantic ‘quake makes for fascinating reading indeed:

Magnitude Mw 7.0
Region REYKJANES RIDGE
Date time 2015-02-13 18:59:12.8 UTC
Location 52.69 N ; 32.04 W
Depth 16 km

As I have been voicing for a while now… keep a close eye on the Azores Microplate region over the coming months. A VERY close eye…

More details on the event can be found at the following link:

Earthquake – Magnitude 7.0 – REYKJANES RIDGE – 2015 February 13, 18:59:12 UTC.

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Changes in Bárdarbunga Caldera

Interesting developments detailed in the latest on the Bárdarbunga Volcano, published by the incredible Carl of the Volcano Café. Recommended reading once more. Reblogged with much gratitude.

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Image of the Holuhraun eruption taken by the Volcanocafé Productions Film expedition to Bárdarbunga. This image is from the upcoming film by Eggert Norddahl, Bergsveinn Norddahl and Nick Small. Produced by Volcanocafé. Image of the Holuhraun eruption taken by the Volcanocafé Productions Film expedition to Bárdarbunga. This image is from the upcoming film by Eggert Norddahl, Bergsveinn Norddahl and Nick Small. Produced by Volcanocafé.

During a scientific over flight a marked and unexpected drop was noticed in the caldera floor of the Bárdarbunga Central Volcano. The drop was 15 meters, and is as such the largest deformation of a caldera in Iceland. It is interpreted as the result of magma leaving the magmatic reservoir under the caldera floor.

If this number is valid for all of the 11 by 7km caldera it equals to a volume of drained magma of 808 million cubic meters, or just shy of a cubic kilometer. This does not take into account magma that has come into the system during this episode

Image of the Holuhraun eruption taken by the Volcanocafé Productions Film expedition to Bárdarbunga. This image is from the upcoming film by Eggert Norddahl, Bergsveinn Norddahl and Nick Small. Produced by Volcanocafé. Image of the Holuhraun eruption taken by the Volcanocafé Productions Film expedition to Bárdarbunga. This…

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Bardarbunga Update 20140903

The latest assessment of the Bardarbunga eruption provided by the amazing folk at the Volcano Café. Recommended reading once more. Thank you Carl and Henrik.

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Holuhraun eruption looking north from Dyngjujökull (Photograph by Einar Gudmann) Holuhraun eruption looking north from Dyngjujökull (Photograph by Einar Gudmann)

Since the appropriate Icelandic authorities have today publicly mentioned the possibility of a large, acidic and explosive eruption at Bardarbunga, we now feel free to inform you that this possibility has been discussed by the Dragons, behind closed doors, for well over a week. The key information comes from this official IMO graphic:

The first premise is that earthquakes do not occur in molten rock. Nor do they form a clearly visible ring shape such as the above except under one circumstance – they do so around a body of liquid, in this case magma. A conservative estimate places the size of this body of magma at 8 km diameter, height unknown but most likely on the order of 3 – 6 km, depth also unknown but relatively shallow. Using simple geometry, 4 x Pi x r3 / 3…

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Bárðarbunga reader question

Interesting assessment of the Bardabunga intrusion from the resourceful Volcano Café blog. Recommended reading indeed. Thank you Carl – very much appreciated.

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Image by Tom. Upper part shows a closed propagating dyke. The lower shows a rift open down to the mantle. The upper version draws its magma from a central volcano, the lower from the mantle. Upper alternative would give a smaller eruption than the lower. Image by Margaret E. Hartley/Thor Thordarson. Upper part shows a closed propagating dyke. The lower shows a rift open down to the mantle. The upper version draws its magma from a central volcano, the lower from the mantle. Upper alternative would give a smaller eruption than the lower.

Richie, one of our readers emailed in a good question that is a good starting point for a brief update on Bárðarbunga.

Could you do an article comparing this intrusion to others? Looking at the post it appears that it is almost 40 Km long but how wide is it and in terms of volume. I am not sure if any diagrams are available to give an indication of the size underground. ”

It is hard to compare this intrusion to any other that we have instrumental data on. The main reason is that we have not seen one like this…

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New concerns – Iceland volcano: magma moving towards new volcanic system – could set off another volcano

Thank you Alvin for posting this update on the Bardabunga Volcano in Iceland. A huge amount of magma has moved so very, very quickly, with a number of potential scenarios being examined as a consequence.
I’m keeping an eye on the Azores Islands, by the way. ‘Why?’, I hear you asking. M3.2 and M3.6 affecting the Azores yesterday evening, Universal Time. Just keep a close eye on the Azores, that is all…

The Extinction Protocol

August 2014 ICELAND – The magma from Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano could be moving towards another large volcanic system. Data recorded by a team from the University of Cambridge suggests that 50 million cubic meters of molten rock has moved in the last 24 hours. If it continues on a northern trajectory it could feed into the Askja volcanic system, potentially triggering a large eruption. Prof Bob White said: “It’s headed straight for it.” But he cautioned that volcanoes were hard to predict. “It’s moving at about 4km a day towards Askja, and if it keeps going it will get there in a few days,” he told BBC News. “We know there is a lot of molten rock sitting under the ground beneath Askja, which is a major volcanic system. If this molten rock hits that, we know it is likely to trigger it to erupt. “But who knows, it…

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The Robert Christian Show with Dr. Simon Atkins and Co-Host, Joey Shane (28 February 2014)

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Good morning from the beautiful yet slightly muggy county of Surrey.

As all of my dear WordPress family are aware, I was delighted to have found myself discovering the incredible Robert Christian Show following a beautiful set of serendipitous connections – from Suspicious Observers to Dr. Simon Atkins as it were. After sharing Robert’s and Dr. Simon’s three hour opus of heartfelt intellectual conversation, I was incredibly blessed to join Robert’s Friday 4th October 2013 show, ‘Dr. Simon Returns’. I was honoured to be in the company of two truly warm-hearted intellectuals and savoured the enlightening 120 minute journey that followed, shared excitedly with you all in my 6th October 2013 blog posting, ‘The Robert Christian Show: Dr. Simon Returns… and a Heartfelt Thank You to Two Amazing Men‘.

Robert and Dr. Simon have enjoyed a couple of meetings of their mighty minds since our October 2013 journey, joined by Robert’s engaging and equally erudite Co-Host, Joey Shane. And once more, I would like to share their 28 February 2014 show with you.

Robert, Joey and Dr. Simon cover a breathtaking array of thought-provoking topics in this 2-hour show. The unusual weather patterns which were affecting the North Atlantic countries as a result of the ‘Polar Vortex’ are discussed. The New Social Movements which are awakening on a global scale are debated, along with the geomagnetic and biological effects of solar flares/changes in solar energy (a subject I have also covered in earlier blogs). Dr. Simon also chats about his new projects and discusses the many ways that we can bring about positive change in our lives.

And before I share their journey with you, I would like to thank Robert, Dr. Simon and Joey for such an educational and entertaining show. Joey, it’s a pleasure to meet you…

The Robert Christian Show: Dr. Simon Returns… and a Heartfelt Thank You to Two Amazing Men

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Good afternoon from the beautifully warm and sun-kissed county of Surrey.

On July 26th, I posted a blog concerning the commencement of my journey of discovery in relation to the current uncertain condition of the seismicity of the Atlantic Ocean… an incredible path that led me from the hallway of Suspicious 0bservers‘ You Tube home to the incredible work of the Advanced Forecasting Corporation‘s Dr. Simon Atkins.

This beautifully serendipitous journey ultimately led me to an amazing radio station located in the coastal city of Seattle – The Robert Christian Show. The 21st June Robert Christian Show was a three hour meeting of the minds of two remarkable men, each blessed with an immense intellect, a deep love for humanity and a shared concern for the welfare of our beautiful Planet. During the opening moments of the show, Dr. Atkins promised to open the lid of Pandora’s Box… and this he did, with powerful aplomb.

However… my journey continued beyond that warm summer’s evening. Little did I realise that 180 minutes of educational enlightenment – and my Blog – would lead to an incredible invitation…

… synchronicity and serendipity (also known as Google and Twitter) led to a happy Surrey-Montevideo-Seattle triumvirate of communications. I was honoured, humbled and grateful to learn that Robert and Dr. Simon had read my July 26th Blog Posting. Their sweet words of kindness and gratitude were gracious gifts in and of themselves. Robert had another surprise in store for me… an unexpected invitation that I was honoured and humbled to receive.

Last Friday evening (Friday afternoon for my American friends), Dr. Simon Atkins returned to The Robert Christian Show… and I was honoured to join Robert and Dr. Simon for an incredibly enjoyable 2 hour journey; covering Planetary Threats (i.e., The Global Warming Scam, the possibility of a Mini Ice Age and the seismological instability of the Atlantic Ocean), Economic Volatility – especially in relation to the current United States Governmental Shutdown – and the Health Impacts of the immense change being thrust upon mankind were topics of immense concern to us. Dr. Simon offered positive advice for those contemplating a change of life. He also expanded upon the subjects of Interdimensional Transference, electromagnetic energy and levitation and the ability to create the life of one’s dreams through positive thinking… providing delicious food for thought for Robert and Yours Truly (plus many listeners too).

I am delighted to share last Friday’s show with you; but before I do…

… I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Robert and Dr. Simon for their kind invitation to join them on the Show. I was humbled by your kindness, your gratitude and warmth. You are both courageous and inspirational souls, covering topics and subjects that many may deem as controversial and/or fearful, in a non-confrontational and educational manner. Thank you 🙂

And Simon… thank you for continuing to remind everyone that the North Atlantic Ocean should not be disregarded or ignored…